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UTILITIES COf;.."'ISSIOfl 
- COU NTY OF SMI FH\MCir>CO 

Gecije R. lloscone, Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 
5:20 p.m. 

"^ January 10, 1977 

SPSCIAL MEETING 

coiiiissioi-isns 
John F. Henning, Jr., Fresidsnt 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. Telton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Lars en 



DEPAKTiiEJTS 
iiunicioal Railway 
Hetcn -letchy Project 
T 7ater Department 









BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

TransDortation 



Puclolf Ilothenberg 
ACTIUG GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

.largaret L. Brady 
ACTING SEC7JLTARY 



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Call to Order; 5;20 p.m. 



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Present: Coiamissioners John P. L'enning, Jr., Dennis V. Care^ 

H. ,T elton Flynn, Jsseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

Public Hearing s To consider the revision of the schedule of rates 

charged by the San Francisco i later Department. 

Commission President Henning called the meeting to order. He stated 
tnat the Departmental presentation would be made by Mr. Kenneth R. 
Boyd, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Jater Department. 

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Mr, Boyd submitted the Department's report of revenue requireri.ents and 
rate increase analysis dated December 10, 1976, in connection with the 
recommendation for a system-wide 2G per cent increase in water rates. 
He said his presentation would a) so amount to an explanation of the 
Water Department budget for the coming fiscal year. 

The Board of Supervisors last year rejected a proposed 15 per cent in- 
crease and recommended a "householders' discount" or "lifeline" rate. 
The Commission subsequently submitted a rate schedule incorporating a 
reduced rate block for the first 600 cubic feet of water, or less, de- 
livered to all customers. This was approved by the Board of Supervisors 
Later, however, a group of resale customers obtained a U. S. District 
Court preliminary injunction on JUne 30, 1975. It was contended that 
this was , in effect, subsidizing San Francisco users at the expense of 
resale customers. 

Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. inquired about the status of the two 
suits by resale customers in 1974 and 1976, and was informed that argu- 
ments were presented to the dinth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 
October and a decision might be expected in six months. 

Mr. Boyd discussed a position paper submitted today on behalf of sub- 
urban resale customers concerning the 20 per cent increase in rates. 
He said they are pleased it is a uniform rate increase, but are con- 
cerned about the liater Department allocation to Hetch Hetchy, which has 
increased in recent years to a proposed $8,175 million. In their opinio 
the law mandates that Hetch Hetchy charges to the 7 ater Department must 
be predicated upon actual costs. Hr. 3oyd informed resale customers 
that the increase asked by Hetch Hetchy is the actual cost of living 
increase on labor and materials. The transfer of $1,000,000 from later 
Department to Hetch Hetchy is to rehabilitate the San Joaquin Pipeline. 

A series of circumstances obviated further pursuit of a 1976 increase. 

o A 30-day strike by City employees , resulted in salary savings of 
$629,000. 

o The Board of Supervisors, in addition to employee reductions that 
the Commission and the : !ayor approved, cut 72 positions from the 
T-Tater Department. This reduced budget needs by over $1,000,000. 

o Additionally, $2.9 million, impounded by the Board from the sale 
of Department lands, was released. As a result of these actions, 
the Commission was notified that, for the present fiscal year, 
1976-77, no increase was needed to enable the Deoartment to fund 
its budget. 

o Increased water sales were brought about by drought conditions 
during the winter of 1975-76. 



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A 7 ere the Water Department to face the coming fiscal year with a budget 
identical to the current budget, it would end up ™ith less than 
$1,000,000 in unappropriated revenue. Factors beyond Department con- 
trol require further expenditures for mandatory fringe benefits, 
social security and taxes. The maintenance and operations portion of 
the water Department budget is not increased greatly this year. Funds 
which previously v/ere carried as expenditures under contractual ser- 
vices are now under the maintenance and operations portion of the bud- 
get and are carried under the capital program. For direct comparison, 
the maintenance and operations budget is up only $8 47,000. 

Salaries ; 

There is a reduction of permanent salaries because of wage schedules 
issued by the Civil Service Commission. The Department is asking for 
$38,524 to fund employments previously stricken from the budget. 

The Sunol Filtration Plant is running at full capacity, and two new 
stationary engineers are required to operate the facility safely. This 
is a large plant in an isolated section near Sunol. 

Equipment ; 

In the second major segment of the Department's budget 104 of 199 
vehicles (not including tractors, etc.) are over six years old; and 
35 have been driven over 100,000 miles — 39 over 80,000. These have 
deferred maintenance problems. Additional equipment is needed for 
field situations. The state of equipment becomes more important, Mr. 
Boyd said, because of reduced manpower in the Department. 

1972 Bond Program ; 

All projects in the 1972 bond fund have been reexamined and found to 
be essential. The date of the program, had to be extended two years 
because of a two-year delay in the sale of bonds. If work lags on 
the bond program, it will affect San Andreas Pipeline Wo. 3, which 
will give better quality of water northward and into San Francisco. Ir 
1977-73 work will commence on Balboa Reservoir and Pump Station, which 
has a $6 million combined cost. Failure to do these jobs will result 
in increased escalation of prices. 

Under the Capital Improvement Program, the major increase is in replace 
ment of water mains within the streets of San Francisco. 

Rate Structure Study ; 

In February 1976, the Board of Supervisors requested the San Francisco 
Water Department to review the rate procedures with the objective of 
reducing or eliminating the preferential rates granted to large 
quantity consumers. The Mayor signed the resolution of the Board of 
Supervisors, but stated it is his expectation that staff of the "later 
Department would undertake the study. 

Since the staff of the Water Department has been cut 11.9 per cent, it 
is difficult to make the study. The Commission was informed by Water 
Deparmtnet General Manager Arthur H. Frye , Jr. at that time that three 
or four people working for a few months could accomplish a tremendous 
amount of in-house work. With these temporary employments the Depart- 
ment could proceed. After the in-house work, the Commission should 
determine whether to retain a consultant. 



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Rate Discussion s 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr. stated that the General Fund transfer of 
$2-1/2 million involves Retch Hetchy funds which when transferred from 
iletch Hetchy may be used as the Board of Supervisors directs. 

Mr. Boyd advised that he had hoped to have the decision of City Planning 
Department on an EIR but their work will not be completed until next 
week. It would be appropriate that the matter be taken under submission 
prior to action by the City Planning Department. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Deputy City Attorney, added this refers to the 
Environmental Quality Act, and any Government action is a "project." 
Budget adoption is exempt. 

Mr. Rudolf Mothenberg, Acting General I Ian age r of Public Utilities, 
commented that it would be appropriate to take up the budget January 11, 
1977, and if the rate matter is revised, the budget can be amended. 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey said that an average property owner in 
the City uses nine units of water. Re asked that this 20 per cent in- 
crease in rates be translated in terms of cents. 

Mr. Boyd replied that the difference would be 59C a month for 600 cubic 
feet, a volume typical for elderly residents. At 1,000 cubic feet the 
difference would be 85C a month. 

There are 64 large users ol water in San Francisco who go into the 4th 
rate block. The largest user is tie U. S. Navy at Treasure Island. 
Others include Metropolitan Housing, San Francisco Newspaper Printing 
Co., Lucky Lager Brewery and U. C. Hospital. 

Commissioner H. Helton Flynn was informed that the proposed new water 
rates would go into effect and begin to "generate funds" on July 1, 1977 

Commissioner Carey inquired if the Water Department could function on 
less than a 20 per cent increase in rates. 

Mr. Boyd replied, "Certainly, but not efficiently." He added that the 
water mains of San Francisco are deteriorating too rapidly, and fire 
protection is endangered. Failure to provide adequate rehabilitation 
would cost the taxpayers more, either in water rates or liability from 
fire insurance. 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen inquired about the cost of repairs of 104 of 
190 vehicles which are over six years old. 

Mr. Boyd replied that vehicles this old are subject to much more repair 
and down time, and on many occasions parts are not available locally. 

Commissioner Henning inquired about leasing. 

Mr. Boyd replied that Pacific Telephone Co. ana PG&E have looked into 
this possibility recently, and have recommended against it. 

The meeting was then opened to speakers in the audience. 

Fublic Discussion ; 

Letters in opposition to the proposed rate increase from the following 
persons are attached and made a part of these minutes: 

Mr. David J. Miller, of Hanson, Bridgett & Marcus, Attorneys. 
Mrs. Sylvia .Jedemeyer, 1495 - 30th Avenue, San Francisco. 
Mr. Victor Honig, San Francisco Tomorrow, 80 - 1st Street, San 
Francisco 



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A petition signed by 45 members of Lake Merced Chapter of AARP opposing 
the proposed water rate increase is also made a part of these minutes. 

The following people spoke in opposition to the proposed water rate 
increase; 

Mr. Victor Honig - letter attached. 

Mr. Ken IlcEldowney of Community Action Project: Mr. McEldowney 
stated that if the proposed rate increase is passed, he would 
like to see the "lifeline" provision reestablished. He indi- 
cated support of the PUC and the >7ater Department in their 
recommendation for a snort term staff to make a study of the 
rate structure. 

fir. Edward J. Haurer, 1422 "-Jillard Street, San Francisco; He said 
he had a very satisfactory response from the T, 7ater Department 
when his water preseure dropped to "zilch" on Christmas Day. 
However, he questioned the necessity for a rate increase, and 
the diversion of 'Tater Department funds to other departments. 

Mr. Randy Radosevich, 162 3 i oraga Street, San Francisco, "represent- 
ing all San Franciscans"; He said a 20 per cent increase is too 
much - a 5 per cent increase would cause no objections. 

An unidentified lady from the audience asked why the Commission does 
not consider the suburban residential household when establishing water 
rates. If San Mateo County requires capital investment, that should be 
directly attributable to that County. She also suggested there might 
be a complete file to which the public might have access. 

Mr. Boyd advised that the Brown and Caldwell report developed the basic 
idea that people outside San Francisco should pay their entire fair 
share. It is the position of the 7 7ater Department that the people 
outside San Francisco must pay their fair share of capital, operations 
and maintenance. 

Mrs. Winifred C. IlcCarthy, Executive Director of the Apartment House 
Associations Consolidated then spoke. She stated she was not notified 
of the public hearing, and asked to be placed on the mailing list. She 
is opposed to a 20 per cent increase for apartment buildings which will 
be passed on to tenants in the form of increased rent. She represents 
1,000 apartment house owners. 

Mr. Boyd advised that single homes might use from 7 to 10 units of 
water, while apartment use is about four units. He also pointed out 
that many of the so-called commercial users are apartment houses. Mrs. 
McCarthy also pointed out that there is a savii.g in stamps on billing 
apartment houses, and bills do not have to be sorted and printed 100 
times . 

It was then moved by Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Larsen 
and agreed to by all members of the Commission to take this matter under 
submission. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED - 7s 18 p.m. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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^MINUTES 
p PUbLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY Ai \ T ~> COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. lloscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Kail 
2:42 p.m. 



< January 11, 1977 



COii'JISSIONBRS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Dennis V. Carey, Vice President 
H. T, Jelton Flynn 
Joseph P. 3yrna 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTIiENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
T 7ater Department 









BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



Rudolf ilothenberg 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

iargaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2: 42 p.m. 

Prasent: Commissioners John F. Venning, Jr., Jennis V. Carey 

H. Jelton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of tne regular meeting of the Commission held December 14, 
1976 were approvad. 

RLSOLUTIOil 

->i0. On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0003 GO Accepting orcposed budgets of Bureau of Light, 

Heat and Power, General Office, I'unicipal Railway, 
Iletch Hetchy Project and Computer Center 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0004 H Bid call for HH Contract Ho. 543 for construction 

of Taraval Substation and equipment installation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution v/as adopted: 

77-0005 H Awarding HH Contract Wo. 523 to L. K. Comstock & 

Co. , Inc. of San Francisco for construction of 
underground facilities - $355,462 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Caray, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0006 H Debit modification u T o. 6 to HH Contract No. 522 for 

installation of electrical equipment - $5,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adoptad: 

77-0007 H Authorizing City Attorney have judgment of condem- 

nation fixing fair market value for right-of-way 
easements being taken at $800 

Vote: Ayes-Banning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne , Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0008 H Approving collection of 3ureau of Light, Heat and 

Power damage claims for Jovember - $447.07 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0009 H Approving Public 7 Torks proposal for new street 
lighting on iiendell and Newhall Streets 

Vote: Ayes-Uenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On notion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0010 W Approving appointment of Kenneth R. Boyd as Acting 
General Manager of r, Jater Department 

Vote: Ayes-IIenning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0C11 W Transfer of $160,000 for emergency repairs to 
Sunol Valley '.'7ater Filtration Plant 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On mcc: : .on of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adoptee: 

77-0012 '■! Establishing as ?UC policy present practice of 

resisting use of potable quality water when other 
recycled, salt or underground water can be utilized 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0013 H Bid call for 3FD Contract No. 170S for construction 
of fences in San Mateo County 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0014 W Accepting as completed UD Contract 1540; approving 
credit modification of $9,702.55 and final payment 
of $3,296.59 to KcGuire and Hester 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0015 W Accepting as completed FD Contract tfo. 1709; approv 
ing credit modification of $623.82 and final payment 
of $4,312.01 to Anza Engineering Corporation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0016 J Approving collection of claim against miscellaneous 
debtors for December - $1,12 7.72 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0017 H Ratifying declaration of emergency and approving 
transfer of $2 3,000 for Geneva Carbarn repairs 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0010 M Ratifying declaration of emergency and approving 
transfer of $7,500 for Elkton Shop repairs 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0019 M ApDroving debit modification no. 4 under MR Contract 
618 for $35,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0020 M Approving credit modification no. 1 for $4,903.83 
on MR Contract No. 620 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolutior. was adopted: 

77-0021 M Approving debit modification no. 1 for $3,900 under 
IiR Contract No. 613 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0022 M Approving debit modification no. 2 under MR Contract 
No. 613 for $0.90 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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Approving selection of professional services 
, /-<VAJ consultant Kenneth Roberts and Associates for 

implementation of RUCUS System 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Carey, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0024 M Authorizing emergency appropriation of $575,000 
continuing payment of Workers' Compensation for 
Municipal Railway employees 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0025 Pi Aporcv'ing payment of claims for November - 
$34,200.99 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0026 M Compromise and collection of claims - $10,529.35 - 
and write-off of uncollectible accounts - $32 9.32 

Vote: Ayes-Henninq, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne , seconded by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0027 GO Emergency requisition - personal service coi. tract 
bid call for Municipal Railway mechanical safety 
purposes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, 3yrne , Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0 028 GO Stating policy requesting Board of Supervisors and 

Mayor for funds to bring Municipal Railway number of 
operators to at least 1902 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

On motion of Carey, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0002 M Settlement of claim against LDS Truck Lines, Inc. 
by collection of $1000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 



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On motion of Larsan, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0001 M Requesting warrants in settlement of claims 
against Railv/ay $57,834.81 

Vote: Ayas-Henning, Carey, Flynn, Byrne, Larsen 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Acting Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

******** 
Report of the General Manager ; 

Mr. Rudolf wotnenberg , Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported upon three problem areas in which he had been most active 
since assuming his position. 

Safaty Problems of Municipal Railway ; A complete inventory has 
been received from CAL-OGIIA of 459 safety items. Of the 10 so-called 
serious violations, 9 have been totally abated. One will be abated 
by February 1, 1977. A number (in excess of 400 items) of less seri- 
ous violations must be handled at a later time. The project headed 
by Patrick J. Phillips will conduct a shop by shop inventory of 
violations, listing the citation date and deadline for correction. 
Mr. Nothenberg will receive weekly reports, and will report to the 
Commission at appropriate intervals. The estimated cost for abating 
all violations is $321,000. Mr. ITothenberg has discussed funding 
with the City Controller and will submit an emergency supplemental 
appropriation request to the Commission at its next meeting. 

Appointment of a Director of Safety and Training : The Civil 
Service Commission has been asked to establish a position of Director 
of Safety and Training who will be in charge of maintaining a safety 
program that will assume compliance with CAL-OSKA, as well as estab- 
lish a training program aimed at reducing accidents and consequent 
claims. 

At the request of Utilities management, the Fire Department has listed 
70 fire code violations, and will submit a report on corrective action 
required. Pat Pnillips and Gene Henderson are working on these viola- 
tions, reports have been received, and more will be received periodi- 
cally. 

Close contact has been established with the Department of Industrial 
Relations at the University of California, which establishes programs 
for tnose who request them. This matter is awaiting the arrival of 
a safety director. 

With reference to reporting violations, and what has transpired, 
written reports will be submitted at Commission meetings. 

Maintenance : Persons in charge of the emergency program were sent 
to Toronto to examine procedures and processes by which the Toronto 
Transit Commission maintains its fleet. The Commission and the Mayor's 
Office have been furnished with a budget by quarters, and we will 
report on the progress of the emergency maintenance system. Much will 
depend on the cooperation of personnel in the shops. Mr. Uothenberg 
has met with the union leadership today in their offices, and has 
begged them "to give us the needed cooperation in the shops." Ob- 
serving that there are many problems confronting management and labor, 
he said tnat those of management's making will be rectified. The 



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cooperation and performance of "those capable" employees is expected. 
Meetings have been scheduled with shop stewards at each of the 
divisions next week. 

Mr. i^othenberg stressed that it is his objective to obtain the cooper- 
ation of Muni employees, and his efforts may in no way be construed as 
a "witch hunt." He reported several meetings with the Arthur Young 
consulting group, is meeting with the Urban Transit Development group 
from Toronto, and is working to expedite the TIMS project. 

Civil Service Director Bernard Orsi has promised a quick response to 
requests for personnel. The Civil Service Commission will report on 
a management proposal made in 1975, hopefully within 60 days. 

Mr. iJothenberg stated that on January 12, 1977, the UTD group from 
Toronto will arrive to spend two days with him, and he will bring them 
up to date on what has been accomplished since his arrival. 

Mr. ilothenberg recommended to the Commission the appointment of Mr. 
Kennetn R. Boyd as Acting General Manager of the San Francisco Water 
Department. On motion of Commissioner 3yrne, Resolution Ho. 77-0010 
was adopted, confirming Mr. Boyd's appointment as Acting General 
Manager of the San Francisco Water Department. 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey reported that the Commission is pleased 
with the substantial progress made by Mr. Nothenberg in a short period 
of time. 



Introduction of Haw Business ; 

Commissioner Dennis V. Carey reported on the transit security situation 
He advised that $700,000 has been received to implement an additional 
safety program. A copy of his presentation is attached and made a part 
of these minutes. 



Public Hearing s Budget Proposals for the fiscal year 1977-78 of all 
Departments under the jurisdiction of the Public 
Utilities Commission 

Proposed Budget 19 77-73 

Bureau of Light, Heat and Power $15,52 3,211 

General Office, PUC 913,111 

Municipal Railway 94,207,704 

Water Department 31,534,617 

Hetch Hetchy Project 48,427,667 

Computer Center 1,087, 554 

$1*1,694,364 

The increase between this and the 1976-77 budget is $49,12 4,864. Dr. 
John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manage r- Fin an ce , explained 
the budgetary requirements of the Utilities departments, and advised 
that budgets are based upon departmental programs developed in each of 



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the departments to ciscnarge their responsibilities to the Commission 
and the City of San Francesco. Efforts to provide levels of service 
required by the citizens have been considered and are included; also 
the dire need of our departments to upgrade equipment and preserve 
capital investment. 

The Water Department shows requirements of substantial increases in 
plant equipment. After five years of below normal capital investment 
there are increasing costs of maintenance, and difficulties in con- 
tinuing the distribution system without increasing failures. Of the 
1200 miles of mains, under two miles are being replaced each year. 
Some mains are over 100 years old. Hetch Hetchy is continuing support 
of the Muni power distribution system. Both -later Department and 
Hetch Hetchy are self-sustaining from revenues they generate. The 
Muni Railway budget has been increased 19.2 per cent to cover recog- 
nized gaps and to reach cesired standards. 

The increase between the total 1976-77 budget and the proposed 1977-78 
budget is $49,124,864. The Bureau of Light, Heat and Power has almost 
$5 million in increased cost due to price rises in gas and electricity. 
Hetch Hetchy shows $24-1/2 million for purchase of power for resale. 
Water Department shows $4 million for capital investment to replace 
water mains. There is also $1/2 million increase in bond interest and 
redemption. Municipal Railway has an increase of $15.1 million to 
provide for adequate maintenance, safety and materials and supplies. 

$161.2 million will be u~ed for operations and maintenance. There 
is a capital improvements and replacement increase of $4-1/2 million 
to a total of $16.6 million. 

Once again a major effort is being undertaken by the PUC to provide 
Muni with personnel, materials and supplies, contractual services, 
equipment and plant improvements to obtain the level of service desired 
Management will continue to work with the Federal government for capi- 
tal items. Shortfalls in satisfying previous requests have led to 
some of the problems now faced by Muni. The low fare structure has 
been augmented by programs for senior citizens, fast passes, reduced 
fares for handicapped and the liberal transfer system. 

The National Mass Transit Act will provide approximately $5.9 million. 
The State sales tax in Transportation Development Act funds will pro- 
vide about $6 million. Approximately $R million has been forecast as 
being made available from revenue sharing. The improvements now under- 
way should result in increased ridership. It is essential not only 
that dependable service be provided to insure that the additional 
revenue is forthcoming, but also to obtain maximum use of our transit 
facilities which improve the City's environment. 

Funds to finance the budget will be obtained from the following sources 
in -the estimated amounts: 

Revenues $105,462,864 

Revenue Sharing 8,000,00 

MTC/TDA 6,000,000 

Federal Operating Assistance 5,872,000 

Inter- Fund Receipts 11,315,151 

Ad Valorem Taxes 55,049,429 

Total $1^1,698,864 



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To summarize, Dr. Christensen stated that these budgets have been pre- 
pared bearing in mind the financial difficulties of the City, and 
optimum service in relation to associated costs for those services. 
Fortunately, the large increase in power costs can be passed on to 
purchasers outside of San Francisco. There are rival claimants for 
revenues forecast, both within and without the City, but vigorous 
efforts will be made to achieve the levels forecast. 

Each of the department managers then discussed his budget, and answered 
questions from the members of the Commission. 

Oral L. Moore, Hetch Hetchy General Manager, recommended that 
the sum of $2 million which had been budgeted for use by the City's 
General Fund be deleted from appropriations to surplus. Precipitation 
had been far below normal, and it is expected that it will be necessary 
to cut into Hetch Hetchy financial reserves this year. If heavy rains 
occur later, the money may be available. 

Kenneth R. Boyd, Water Department Acting General Manager, advised that 
the Water Department has no new programs in its budget. There are 
only two new employments - for safety ourposes. The Water Department 
is following the Grand Jury report on increased main replacements. 
They are requesting that the proposed budget be amended upward by 
$30,000 to be included in contractual services. It is the Department's 
intent to spend $4000 of this sum to pay overtime to two temporary 
employees to assist in a rate structure study. 

Dr. Christensen discussed the General Office and Computer Center bud- 
gets. The General Office budget is $913,111 - an increase of $19,727 
over this fiscal year. These are largely mandated costs - no equipment 
Support allocation is between Hetch Hetchy and Water Department. 

The Computer Center budget is a new item, as up to 1977-78 the Computer 
Center was carried in the budget of the Water Department. Personnel 
were distributed in the Water Department, Muni Railway and the Con- 
troller's Office but are now consolidated. Costs, other than mandated, 
do not reflect any increase of significance in the Computer Center. 
During the past year about 50 temporary employees have been certified 
and are now eligible for fringe benefits. One additional employee is 
required, because during this calendar year, Muni will recieve authori- 
zation from the Federal Government to obtain a new computer. At that 
time it will be necessary to have an additional employee to carry out 
on this new, larger computer ■. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, Municipal Railway General Manager, stated that in 
the past fiscal year coaches have not been available due to deferred 
maintenance. The Mayor and the Board of Supervisors have provided 
$1,500,000 to be used under a project headed by Mr. Rino Bei to pick 
up deferred maintenance. Muni is requesting 183 new positions, 153 
of which are maintenance directed. 

President Henning requested that a bi-weekly report be submitted to 
the Commission and Board of Supervisors on the deferred maintenance 
program. 



Commissioner Henning called for speakers from the audience. 

Mr. Wade Hudson of Citizens Action League said CAL would be encouraged 
to know that it is the commitment of the PUC to restore cuts and use 
1902 drivers once the Muni equipment is in ooeration. 



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On motion of Commissioner Carey, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, the 
Commission adopted Resolution ilo. 77-002 8, stating that the policy of 
the Commission is to request funds from the Board of Supervisors and 
the Mayor to bring Municipal Railway operational force to at least 
1902 operators, as soon as equipment is adequately functional. 

Mr. James Keefer of Mission Planning Council, representing citizens 
and home owners in the Mission District, stated 50 runs have been cut 
from their area. Many of their people depend on public t ran snort at ion 
and they are in favor of getting service restored. 

Mr. Michael Fong of Chinatown Transportation Research and Improvement 
Project, stated he came to express support for restoring cuts in 
service, as residents of that area are very dependent on oublic trans- 
portation. 

Ms. Ruth Gravanis of the Glen Park Association stated this group sup- 
ports the platfrom of the Citizens Action League. 

Mr. M. Klebolt, President of CAP-TRAMS, spoke concerning needed re- 
forms within Muni Management, proposed additional employments, appren- 
ticeship programs for craft positions, causes of equipment failure, 
sub-standard equipment, scheduling problems, other professional ser- 
vices, and driver training. 

Mr. Green explained that Muni would like to have standard equipment, 
but this is not possible as the low bidder wins the contract when it 
is put out to bid. He also explained that scheduling will determine 
how much service is needed, and the scheduling department ought to be 
the best. The RUCUS program is being funded by the Federal Government, 



The meeting was recessed at 4s27 p.m. and reconvened at 4; 42 p.m. 



Mr. John Elberling of CAP-TPJUS stated the proposed 1977-78 budget is 
deceptive in some of its parts, and that the Title II Public Morks 
Emergency Program is duplicated in this budget. 

Mr. Green explained that Title II funds will apply to "buses lying on 
lots now," and that the other funds requested are for preventive main- 
tenance. 

Mr. Elberling questioned the seven day week for craft people, and Mr. 
Green replied that only automotive mechanics can work seven days a 
week. 

Mr. Jack Oppenheimer of CAP-TRAMS then spoke in praise of the "Toronto 
Report." He submitted a report entitled "Seven Steps to Reform the 
PUC and the Muni," which is made a part of these minutes. 

Mr. C. R. Arnold of 59 La Grande Avenue stated that schedules are not 
provided for all lines. After discussion with staff, President Hennim, 
advised that James H. Leonard, Director of Public Service, would re- 
view the schedule procedure and report to the Commission January 25, 
1977. 

Mr. i-Torman Rolfe of San Francisco Tomorrow, urged active Commission 
promotion of Muni maintenance. To hold down the property tax he 
urged consideration of other sources of revenue such as raising the 



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parking tax five per cent, using parking meter revenues, increased 
bridge tolls, increased automobile "in lieu" fees, sales tax on gaso- 
line and a City income tax. Commissioner Henning asked if he would 
favor an increase in fares and Mr. Rolfe replied, "No." 

iir. Lawrence B. Martin of T.IJ.U., Local 250A, submitted a letter which 
is made a part of these minutes. He also discussed health and welfare 
items. Regarding "behavior training," the union feels that if super- 
visors get more training driver behavior will improve. Drivers 
should be trained to deal with the public. 

Inadequate convenience stations are provided, and a locker box system 
at service stations was suggested. Also, gilley rooms need upgrading. 

T.W.U. feels that half of the $4 million for passenger safety and 
damage claims can be used for retraining drivers. Also, more schedule 
makers are needed to establish safe operating schedules. 

Mr. J. B. Martin, representing Automotive Machinist's Union, Local 
1305, questioned the proposed 7-day operation in view of the fact that 
the present 6-day operational plan lias not been utilized. He stated 
there is a morale problem in that money is needed to pay for super- 
visors holding temporary jobs. He also stated that training needs 
to be passed on, instead of staying with two or three people. 

Mr. Martin asked if the proposed budget includes funds for stolen 
tools. 

Jr. Green replied that there is a procedure governed by regulations 
of the Board of Supervisors. A police report is made, including the 
cost of the stolen tools, and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. 
Concerning the 7-day work week, Iir. Green advised that on Saturdays 
and Sundays more equipment is in the yard, thus affording an oppor- 
tunity to do preventive maintenance. 



Item No. 8 - Budget Proposals - excluded the T - Tater Department budget 
pending additional information on a proposed rate increase to be con- 
sidered at the Commission meeting of January 25, 1977. Resolution No, 
77-0003 was then unanimously adopted by the Commission. 



Resolution No. 77-002 3 — approving selection of the professional ser- 
vices consultant for implementation of the RUCUS System, and authoriz- 
ing the General Manager of Puolic Utilities to enter negotiations to 
prepare an appropriate agreement for said services. 

Mr. Green advised this is a computerized run cutting and scheduling 
system funded and supported by UMTA. It will save man-hours and do 
a more efficient job. 

Mr. Dean Collins, Director of PUC Computer Center, said the system is 
a valuable tool for schedule makers. 



Item No. 29 — Receiving the reply of the Municipal Railway to the Ames 
Research Center Study of the San Francisco Municipal Railway Cable 
Car System - to be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors. 

Mr. Nothenberg requested that this item be put over to the next 
Commission meeting, and the item was taken off calendar. 



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Resolution do. 7 7-0 02 7 — L.nergency requisition - personal service con- 
tract for liunicipal Railway mechanical safety consulting purposes. 

Mr, Jotnenberg stated tnat the circumstances surrounding the recent 
tragedy involving Muni Railway personnel needs to be looked at by 
someone reporting to him, and through him to the Commission. This 
can be accomplished for a moderate amount, and will ascertain why 
the accident happened and assure that it doesn't happen again. This 
is no reflection on in-house investigation, but is one particular 
event for wnich this office does not have the technical expertise. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOUR1JED - 6 s 30 p.m. 



riargaret L. .Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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i_ I N U T E S 

-.-: PUIv/T C UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CICY ?. :--D COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:40 p.m. 

January 25 , 1977 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. eltcn Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 






DEPARTilENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

.Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 2:40 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., H. Jelton Flynn 

Joseph P. Oyrne, Lydia Larsen, Peter McCrea 

The ininutes of the Special ileeting of January 10, 1977 and the regular 
meeting of January 11, 1977 were approved. 

RbSOLUTIOd 

KO. On potion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0031 M Authorizing negotiations modifying Arthur Young 

contract to include reporting system compatible 
with TIMS 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, I>cCrea 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by HcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0032 W Approving supplemental appropriation of $17,520 

to establish Office of Water and Fnergy Conservatic 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Jyrne , McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0&33 H Awarding Contract No. 545 to Kaolan-Jones of Daly 

City - $225,500 

Vote: Ayes-iienning, Larssn, Flynn, "yrne, Larsen 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0034 H Approving credit modification, assessing liquidated 

damages and accepting as completed Contract Mo. 526 

Vote: Ayes-Her.ning , Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, IlcCrea 

On motion o£ Larsen, seconded by P.cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted* 

77-0035 H Settlement of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. claim 

with paymeit of $S,608 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by 'IcCrea, the 
follcwing resolution was adopted: 



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77-0036 H Supplemental appropriation of $1,673 adjusting 

wage rates for Class 7514 General Laborer and 
related classes 

Vote: Ayes-IIenning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

7 7-0037 H Supplemental appropriation of $39 4.87 adjust wage 

rates for Class 7347 Plumber and related classes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0030 H Supplemental appropriation of $331.82 adjust wage 

rates for various clasps 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution itfas adopted: 

77-0039 H Supplemental appropriation of $53,020 providing 

funds for final installment of Real Estate taxes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0040 M Approving water rate increase and approving budget 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0041 W Modification of lease with Santa Clara Sand and 

Gravel Co. 

Vote: Ayes-lienning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0042 >J Awarding Contract do. 1711 to U. S. Pipe Linings, 

Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida - $136,623.50 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, IcCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0043 W Approving debit modification, authorizing final 

payment and completion of Contract No. 1677 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen , Flynn, Byrne, IlcCrea 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0044 W Approving debit modification, authorizing final 

payment and completion of Contract No. 1690 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0045 W Authorizing final payment to Pitometer Associates 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0046 W Supplemental appropriation of $113,364 for final 

installment of Real Estate taxes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On mot -on of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-004 7 W Supplemental appropriation of $60,00 for holiday 

and overtime salaries (crafts) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0048 11 Supplemental appropriation of $45,060.42 adjusting 

wage rates for Class 7347-Plumber and related 
classes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0049 W Supplemental appropriation of $4,149.46 adjusting 

wage rates for Class 7514-General Laborer and 
related classes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0050 W 



Supplemental appropriation of $2,091.85 adjusting 
wage rates for various classes 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen , Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0051 M 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Increasing handicapped nroaran from $65,000 to 
$97,235 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0052 M 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Supplemental appropriation of $400,000 to correct 
CAL/OSIIA safety violations 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0053 H 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Receiving reply of Railway to Ames Research Center 
Study 



Vote: Ayas-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0054 M 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Supplemental appropriation of $3,540 to oay CETA 
employees difference between $10,000 and current 
Civil Service pay rates 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0055 M 



On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Approving debit modification no. 3 for $15,500 of 
Contract i\!o. 613 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne , McCrea 



77-0030 M 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Settlement of $13,131.79 claim to C. 0. Jones Co., 
Contractor 



Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0029 M Requesting settlement of claims against the Railway 
for $93,401.04 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn , Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0056 GO Transfer of funds under $10,000 for second Quarter 
of 1976-76 - $16,208,340 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Acting 
Secretary oi the Public Utilities Commission 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, dis- 
cussed a variety of matters, as follows: 

Safety Problems - Municipal Railway 

It is still our hope that the one remaining serious violation reported at 
the meeting of January 11, 1977, will be abated by the deadline date of 
February 1, 1977. There are now 427 citations for less serious violation 
A week ago, Mr. Nothenberg said that 191 of 427 "less serious" violations 
were abated, and as of today, 232 have been abated. Many require only 
routine correction - removing trash, housekeeping duties, and fire ex- 
tinguisher problems. 

Safety Consultant 

Mr. Stan Merrick, a safety consultant from Modesto, California, was 
angaged today to conduct an examination of the cable machinery accident 
of December 9, 1976. He is highly recommended, has experience in indus- 
trial safety, is a registered safety inspector. Mr. Merrick will begin 
work under his 10-day (maximum) contract on January 31. 

Supplemental Appropriation - $400,000 - to Correct CAL/OSHA Safety Viola - 
tions at Muni Facilities 

This amount is a rough estimate of that needed to abate the balance of 
the CAL/OSHA violation citations. Details of each corrective action will 
be furnisned to the Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors. At 
tne time the supplement is considered, in order to meet requirements of 
CAL/OSHA, the supplemental appropriation request must be submitted to the 
City Controller immediately. 

Commissioner Larsen inquired if routine reports will be submitted to the 
Commission' , and Mr. Nothenberg replied that the bi-weekly reports by Mr. 
Patrick Phillips will be supplied to the Commission. 

Maintenance Problems 

Mr. Rino Bei has reported that about one-half of the additional employees 
needed have been hired for the diesel shops from Civil Service lists. 
Less than one-fourth of the employees needed for streetcar deferred 



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maintenance have been hired, however. At the next Commission meeting 
Mr. Nothenberg will report on what has been accomplished as a result of 
the flow of Federal funds. 

Commissioner Henning asked about a time table, and Mr. Nothenberg re- 
plied that a good budget and a time table are now available. 

iir. Nothenberg stated that he spent two or three days visiting i T uni 
shops. He found there is no standard, useable system of determining 
what maintenance work is being done in each of the shops. There is no 
rudimentary base upon which a preventive maintenance program can be base 

Each shop has its own record system, but in many cases there is no way 
to obtain a reading on what has happened to a particular piece of equip- 
ment. Certain consultants' recommendations for improvements in this 
area were not acted on, apparently on the reasoning that they should 
await implementation of the TIMS program. However, the TIMS system will 
not be operative for 18 to 24 months. 

Mr. Nothenberg described this situation as "untenable." Railway manage- 
ment and the Arthur Young Company can work together to evolve a manual 
system to overcome the lack of even a rudimentary system. It will not 
be a cost accounting system, but at least it will be a reporting system. 
Mr. Nothenberg called the attention of the Commissioners to the Arthur 
Young proposal. 'Jithin six months a standard work order system will be 
installed, there will be a permanent standard record for each vehicle, 
as well as a basis for a preventive maintenance check system. There wil 
also be a procedures manual, an inventory status report, and a parts 
reporting system. 

Installation of the manual system is completely compatible with TI*1S, 
and will give Muni the ability to manage its fleet in a better manner, 
and set the stage for a preventive maintenance program. 

-h:. Notnenberg stated he had been in contact with Urban Transit Develop- 
ment Associates of Toronto, and this group is in accord with the initial 
first step of the Arthur Young proposal. 

An application has been made to MTC for funding. Arthur Young Co. has 
stated that it will begin work as soon as the Commission authorizes the 
Acting General Manager of Public Utilities to seek funding from MTC. 
There will be no cost to the City. 

Coiamissioner ri. /elton Flynn said ne was amazed there is no uniform 
system, and asked c out tiie supervisor or the individual resoonsible 
for record keeping. r. Nothenberg stated there is no standard procedur 
requiring that particular records be maintained. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired if records can be maintained until the TP1S 
system is instituted. Mr. Nothenberg replied he has been so informed, 
i^ach shop will have an additional clerk. Four shops are without any 
clerical nelp at present. Arthur Young Co. has agreed to keep the syste 
simple. 

Commissioner Peter ucCrea asked about the reaction of the shop er'oloyees 
Mr. Nothenberg replied that they must be convinced that what is proposed 
is an improvement, that this record keeping leads to something. The 
system will be simple to operate and not merely more useless bookkeep- 
ing. 

In response to a question on funding the work, Dr. Christensen stated he 
nas discussad the problem with MTC, and they have agreed to submission 
of a request for Section 2 funds. Mr. Nothenberg stated a large amount 
of this requested money is for desk auditing cf the system once installe 
If the system is not working it will oe changed. 



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On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded, by Commissioner Larsen , 
Resolution No. 77-0031 was adopted unanimously. It authorizes the Act- 
ing General Manager of Utilities to immediately commence negotiations 
with Artnur Young Co. for modification of their present contract to 
include a reporting system that will be compatible with TIRS program and 
to seek funds from MTC. 

■rtater Shortage 

Mr. tJothenberg reported that the City's water supplies in the Sierra 
are down to about one-sixth of capacity. This is not enough to satisfy 
all of San Francisco's customers and is having a serious effect on power 
generating capacity. 

Depending upon what Happens for the balance of the year, there is a 
Hetch Hetchy revenue shortage of $4 or $6 million, and remaining re- 
serves will be eliminated. It is almost inevitable that some capital 
outlay plans will have to be deferred in order to stretch funds. Mr. 
Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy System, has been asked 
to look at cash flow problems, and at appropriations that could be 
rescinded. Mithin 30 to 60 days Hetch Ketchy will have a better reading 
depending upon now much rainfall occurs. There is a severe funding 
shortage for the first time in 15 years. There will be no Hetch Hetchy 
support for the General Fund in the 19 77-73 budget. 

Responding to Commissioner Henning's question about General Fund support 
Mr. Moore stated that four years ago $2 million was contributed; three 
years ago, $5.5 million; and last year, $3.5 million. 

Dr. Christensen stated that Hetch Hetchy contributes $1.8 million a 
year to the support of the Muni Railway Transit Power division, and is 
also providing $16 million for PIP over a 5-year period, as well as 
other substantial support costs for the General Office. In the case of 
PIP, the City's contract with the Federal government requires that the 
program must move forward if commitments are to be met. r7 hen the con- 
tract materializes the City mvst have its one-third of the funding 
available. 

Mr. 'loore advised that appropriations from Hetch Hetchy are ahead of 
power requirements. Over $14 million has been aonropriated, but only 
$8 million has been required. It is difficult to make any definitive 
study until the rainy season is ended. The situation will be eased if 
there is normal rainfall in February. Supplemental funds are now needec 
for power purchases. 

Mr. ifothenberg stated there will be cash flow charts at 40, 50 and 60 
per cent of normal rainfall by the next Commission meeting. 

Turning to the water situation, Mr. Hothenberg stated that if the presen 
pattern persists, local reservoirs will be dangerously low this summer. 
Even a great deal of snow now i/ould not be of immediate aid. 

Therefore, he explained, the Commission is being asked for a declaration 
of emergency on water shortage, and an authorization for a 10 per cent 
voluntary water saving program involving all categories of users. 

If voluntary efforts don't succeed, physical impairment may be effected 
in the flow of water to those using more than they should, after the 10 
per cent announced cutback. "Involuntary" restrictions would not be 
expected for 30 to 45 days, and would depend on the success of the volun 
tary program. 

Commissioner Larsen inquired if water consumption can be monitored in 
order to ascertain when 10 per cent savings are not made. 



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Mr. ITothenberg replied that a very small emergency supplemental 
appropriation has been prepared. This is to begin funding an office 
of water and power conservation to accomplish this task. 

At this point Mr. Boyd submitted a chart on combined storage in local 
reservoirs. Said chart is made a part of these minutes. He advised 
that during July, August and September all the water that the San 
Joaquin pipelines will allow must be brought from Hetch Hetchy sources. 
.Jater from snow melt would not be available until early April. If 
people will voluntarily save 10 per cent on water usage, it will save 
"bell ringing." 

Commissioner H. ./elton Flynn asked Mr. Boyd what would happen if the 
Board of Supervisors does not approve the rate increase. Mr. Boyd 
replied that the iJater Department would then have a deficit budget, 
and would require ad valorem tax support. The rate increase if aoprove 
will add about $6 million. 77 ater conservation of 10 per cent will 
give a loss of $2 million. If $6 million of rate increase is not 
received, that $6 million will be added to the deficiencies, and the 
Water Department will have close to an $8 million deficit. Mr. Boyd 
recommended that transfer of $1 million from 7r7 ater Department to Hetch 
Hetchy be eliminated at this time, and that construction of another 
San Joaquin pipeline be deferred. The 7 Jater Department would receive 
sufficient monies to make up insufficient funds in cash flow. 

Commissioner Larsen inquired about methods of informing the Department 1 
2,000,000 consumers of the necessity for water conservation. 

Mr. Boyd replied that there have been articles in newspapers. Inter- 
views have been set up with various organizations, and there have been 
discussions with radio stations and other news media. Also, each 
individual resale customer will arrange for local news coverage. The 
7 7ater Department will begin a series of "print-outs" to be distributed 
in San Francisco by bulk mail. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner H.cCrea, 
Resolution No. 77-0032, approving a supplemental appropriation for 
funds required to establish the Office of T7 ater and Energy Conservation 
in the amount of $17,520, and declaring the existence of an emergency 
in accordance with provisions of Section 6.30 of the Administrative 
Code, was unanimously adopted by the Commission. 



President Henning introduced and welcomed Commissioner Peter McCrea. 

****** 

Resolution Ho. 77-0040 — Approving water rate increase proposed by the 
'•later Department on January 10, 1977, and approving the 1977-70 TT ater 
Department budget as presented to the Commission on January 11, 1977. 

Mr. Boyd reported that the Acting Secretary to the Commission has on 
record a negative Environmental Impact Report from the City Planning 
Department. 

Attached hereto and made a part of these minutes are the following 
documents protesting a 20 per cent increase in water rates: letter 
from Edith Cone, President', American Association of Retired Persons 
(Park Presidio Chapter) ? 106 signatures from San Francisco Southwest 
Chapter of AARP; and 113 signatures from Sunset Chanter of AARP. 



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Resolution Wo. 77-0042 — Awarding "ID Contract Jo. 1711, in net amount 

of $136,628.50 to U. S. Pipe Linings, Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida, 

for cement mortar lining 16-inch and 20-inch pipe in 26th, Castro and 
Divisadero Streets. 

Ilr. Boyd stated a telegram had been received by the Acting General 
lianager of Public Utilities from the second lov/est bidder suggesting 
that the qualifications of the low bidder be examined. An explanatory 
letter was sent in reply to this telegram, and the Acting Secretary to 
the Commission has been informed by telephone that the second lowest 
bidder has withdrawn objections. 



Resolution No. 77-0053 — Receiving the reply of the J'unicipal Railway 
to the Ames Research Center Study of the San Francisco Municipal Rail- 
way Cable Car System - to be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors 
(continued from meeting of January 11, 1977). 

Commissioner henning inquired why the cable cars on California Street 
are not operating. 

Ilr. Green replied that the work to be done in the pit at California 
and Mason Streets involves a b oJcen shaft. An engineering study has 
been necessary to determine the type of metal to be used. This has 
now been determined, and the netal will be purchased and repairs made, 
He said the California Line is expected to be in operation again by 
February 6, IS 77. 

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THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURtfliD: 3:40 p.m. 



Tlargaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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<& l l I l l H. ?L £ §. 

i- PU1}LI C UTILITIES COi'-ilSriOlT 
CITY AiTD COUNTY OF^SAiJ FRAifCISCO 
George R. Fcscone, iayor 



Room 2H2, City Hall 
3:00 p.m. 
February 3, 1977 



DOCUMENTS 



CQi-IKISSIOUERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Helton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter r icCrea 



DEPARTI 13MTS 
iiunicipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
7ater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



Rudolf Nothenberg 
J^CTIUG GEUERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

argaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order: 3:00 

Present; Commissioners John F. Kenning, Jr., Lydia Larsen, 

II. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 

The minutes of the regular meeting of January 25, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

i-TO. On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was approved; 

77-0053 H Supplemental approoriation of $14,095 for compensa- 
tion adjustments of various classes 

Votes Ayes: Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0059 H Bid call for Contract Ho. 560 for construction of 
underground duct system 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, PcCrea 

On notion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0060 H Awarding Contract Ho. 557 to Giampolini and Co. , 
of San Francisco for painting trolley 'ooles - 
$37,200 

Vote: Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, >cCraa 

On motion of ,7 cCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0061 H Awarding Contract No. 555 to national Bridge Co. 

of Woods ide for steel cover construction - $2 3,800 

Votes Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0062 H Debit modification Ko. 1 providing funds for two 
conduits under Contract Ko. 559 - $1,348 

Votes Aye-3-:::onnin j, Larsen, Flynn, Byrno, :;cCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0063 H Credit modification Wo. 1 deleting sidewalk, contrac 
work under Contract No. 5 36 - $60 3 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, icCrea 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0064 H Substitution of Juason Steel Corp as subcontractor 
under Contract Wo. 529 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, F icCrsa 

On motion of Byr e, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0065 W Setting Tuesday, March 8, 19 77 at 2:30 p.m. for 
lien public hearin7 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, iyrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by .>. : cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0066 W Bid call for Contract To. 1722 for rehabilitation 
of Dumbarton Pipeline Bridge and pipes 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne , ilcCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0067 W Bid call for Contract LIo. 1693 for main installation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, licCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0063 T\F Bid call for Contract Ho. 1727 for main installation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, !"cCrea 

On motion of HcCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0069 J Awarding Contract Ho. 1692 to M G M Construction Co. 
of Concord, CA for main installation - $160,410 

Vote: Ayes Henning , Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0070 W Supplemental appropriation reflecting compensation 
adjustment for various classes - $2,907 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, :icCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by P.ymo, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0071 W Supplemental appropriation reflecting compensation 
adjustment for Class 5205 - $2,536 

Votes Ayes-Henning , Larsan, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by DJcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-00 72 W Supplemental appropriation reflecting compensation 
adjustment for Class 7134 - $2,473 

Votes Ayes -Manning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0073 W Supplemental appropriation reflecting compensation 
adjustment for various classes - $1,895.81 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, licCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by I-cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0074 W Write-off uncollectible accounts receivable for 
January - $9,559.79 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, ?lcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0075 7 Collection of claims for damages for Januarv - 
$1,600.27 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by T :cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0076 II Debit modification Ho. 1 under Contract Wo. 63.1 - 
$30,293.55 

Votes Ayes-Hanning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, ilcCrea 

On motion of icCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0077 il Requesting Board of Supervisors to not disaoprove 
partial reduction in service of Route 40-Commuter 
and to approve establishment of of new Route 80- 
Gateway Express 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by licCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0078 M Payment of claims for December - $43,335.36 

Vote: Ayes-Henning , Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0079 M Compromise and collection of claims for damages 
against miscellaneous debtors for December - 
$3,985.85 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0080 l-i Credit modification of $336 and final payment under 

Contract Mo. 706 



Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of IlcCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



77-0081 M Setting Larch 3, 1977 at 2:30 o.m. for public hear- 
ing on 5£ fare for youths to and from Candlestick 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0032 G3 Establishment of Bureau of Safety, Public Utilities 

Commission 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-003 3 Supplemental appropriation for funding supplementary 

security force to deter criminal activity of Muni 
vehicles 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 
* * * v.- * * ft * 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MAHACUR 

Mr. Rudolf Uothenberg, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
discussed the following matters: 

Hetch Hetchy 

CaJi flow charts projecting 40 percent of normal rainfall , 60 percent 
of normal rainfall, and no significant precipitation for the balance 
of the year are available, and indicate that if there is a return to 



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the 1976 level of rainfall ('JO percent of normal) there will be an 
estimated deficit of $3,185,624, requiring deferral of about $1.7 
million in capital improvements, and $1,431,120.94 in the Power 
Improvement Program. 

At 40 percent of normal rainfall there would be a short fall of $4.9 
million, requiring a deferral of $1.7 million in capital improvements, 
and $3.2 million in the Power Improvement Program. 

do rainfall for the balance of the year would create a revenue short 
fall of $6 million, and an equal deferral in capital improvement pro- 
jects. As indicated at the PUC meeting of January 25, 1977, there 
will be no surplus for the general fund. The Hetch Hetchy monthly 
report dated February 3, 1977, reveals that storage conditions in 
Sierra reservoirs are appalling. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea inquired about the effect of deferring the 
Power Improvement Program, fir. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch 
Hetchy System, replied that PIP appropriations are ahead of the cash 
flow, and this program is funded through June 19 78. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated that at some point $4 million will have to be 
made up, and will take priority over any transfers to the general fund. 
tJext year there will be no possibility of a surplus declaration, and 
it will probably take two years to make up the $4 million deficit. 

Water Shortage 

iir. NOthenberg stated that Mr. Kenneth R. Doyd, Acting General Manager 
of the Water Department, is hospitalized by a condition diagnosed as 
exhaustion, and is expected to remain so for about one week. A reoort 
was received from Iir. Boyd regarding steps taken since the water emer- 
gency was declared. "Print outs" regarding water savings have been 
distributed by bulk mail. A memorandum signed by Mr. Poger Boas, Chief 
Administrative Officer, and Mayor George R. Moscone has been sent to 
all City departments. outlining water conservation expectations. 

A meeting was held with Mr. Ronald B. Robie, Director, State Department 
of Mater Resources with Messrs. Boyd and : oore present. 

On February 7, 1277, another meeting with members of the State Depart- 
ment of VJater Resources was held with Mr. Eugene Kelleher, Acting 
Assistant General Manager of the ' 7 ater Department, and Mr. .Moore in 
attendance. The Department of Water Resources is attempting to assist 
those areas that have been hardest hit by the water shortage. Plans 
have not been finalized, but we will be hearing from the State Depart- 
ment of Mater Resources concerning a redistribution network. 

Mr. Mothenberg stated that by the end of February we shall be able to 
ascertain what results are being achieved by voluntary water conserva- 
tion. If the situation is not improved, an increased water conserva- 
tion program will be necessary. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there is a program for increased water 

-lservation. Mr. Mothenberg replied that three employees of the Water 
Department are now defining a program. Meters are being read, and 
allocations will be made available t< each customer. There will be 
economic disincentives for usage above allocations. The Water Deoart- 
ment has undertaken special conservation efforts with major commercial 
users . 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher reported that the 60 largest commercial users have 
been cooperative, and are willing to accept large cuts in water service 
A program for intensified water conservation will be ready by the end 
of February. 



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Commissioner John F. Kenning, Jr. asked if the proposed program is 
exempt from an environmental impact report, and suggested that staff 
check with the Department of City Planning. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Lydia Larsen, Mr. Hothenberg 
stated our own vehicles are being washed only once a week with re- 
cycled water, and buses are no longer being washed. All City depart- 
ments have been instructed to conserve water in washing vehicles. 

Municipal Railway 

A monthly progress report from Mr. Patrick J. Phillips, Program 
Director, Safety, was submitted to members of the Commission. On 
January 25, 1977, 232 of a total of 428 OSIIA citations had been abated. 
As of today 274 of the original 42 8 citations have been abated, in- 
cluding all original serious citations. Citations at the Cable Car 
Barn were abated in time to meet OSHA requirements. There are 154 
less serious violations remaining. 

Mr. Nothenberg called the attention of the Commission to the monthly 
report for January 1977, on the Emergency Maintenance Program. 

Commissioner Henning stated there is good news on the emergency 
maintenance program. In a three week period vehicles out of service 
have been reduced from 132 to 72. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated he receives three reports daily — a daily "runs 
out" report, a "number of runs in service" report, and a "number of 
coaches out of service" report, and requested that these reports be 
consolidated into one report. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there is a control document for this pro- 
gram. Mr. Hothenberg replied that this is on a budgetary form. He 
has spoken with members of the Arthur Young Co. , and they are satis- 
fied with the program. A proposal has been received for a consulta- 
tion with Urban Transit Development Associates of Toronto. However, 
the proposal was returned because answers are needed to specific 
questions before it is presented to the Commission. As soon as Mr. 
Hothenberg receives an answer which is a concrete proposal, he will 
present it to the Commission. 

Commissioner II. Welton Flynn expressed pleasure with the progress 
that has been made in solving Muni problems and stated he wished to 
personally offer his commendation to Mr. Hothenberg for his efforts. 
Mr. Nothen_.3rg stated he has had the cooperation of a hard working 
Commission, and of the Mayor's Office as well. 



Resolution Wo. 77-0077 — Directing the Municipal Railway to establish 
service on a new Route 80-Gateway Express between Golden Gateway- 
Embarcadero Center area and the Southern Pacific Depot, and requesting 
the Eoard of Supervisors to not disapprove the partial route abandon- 
ment or the partial reduction in service of Route 40-Commuter, in 
accordance with Charter Section 3.595 (c) . 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that 
for a number of years the No. 40-Commuter line has run from the 
Southern Pacific Depot to 2nd Street to Stevenson Street. A demand 
for service has developed in the Golden Gateway-Embarcadero Center 
area. Some of the service now provided on the 40 line could be moved 
to create the No. 80-Golden Gateway Express without any further cost 
to the City. Tests were made three times in the past year. The new 
services have been requested by employers and employees working in the 
Golden Gateway-Embarcadero Center area. 



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With the use of charts, Mr. Tom Matoff of the Muni demonstrated the 
route of the proposed 80 line, and the partial reduction in service 
of the 40-Commuter line. He stated that the 00 would be an express 
line from the S. P. Depot to the first stop at Hain and Mission Streets 
The same number of trips that are reduced on the 40 line would be 
instituted on the 80 line. The Muni Railway is endeavoring to get 
people to the depot in time to meet their trains. 

Commissioner Henning then opened the meeting to discussion from the 
audience. 

Mr. Ray Stark, II of 241 Duncan Street, stated he is relief Assistant 
Station Master at the S. P. Depot. He favors the resolution, as buses 
can make better time on Fourth Street. Routing some of the 40 line 
buses over to the GO line would, he said, reduce over crowding on the 
32 line. 

A gentleman from the Peninsula Commuters Transit Committee then spoke. 
He stated this is one of the few times in recent years that anything 
has been done by anyone to improve the commute into San Francisco. 
Following the resolution of the Board of Supervisors to encourage 
people to use public transit, Muni is taking one of the first steps 
to get people out of their automobiles. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt inquired ab ut the proposal of SAM-TRANS to nego- 
tiate Peninsula motor coach service with 15-minute headways, and won- 
dered if thought had been given to dimishing rates with respect to 
S. P. ridership. He stated Southern Pacific has never been encouraged 
to assist Muni in subsidizing commuter access. 

President Kenning indicated these matters will be a subject for debate 
at the next PUC meeting on February 22, 1377. 

An unidentified person from the audience also spoke in favor of the 
new 80 line, stating that people coming from the Peninsula to get to 
the foot of Market Street could also get to outlying districts by 
obtaining a transfer. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he would like to commend Mr. Green, and 
Commissioner Larsen stated that Mr. Matoff had done a good job. 



Resolution No. 77-0082 — Lstablishment of the Bureau of Safety, Public 
Utilities Commission. 

President Henning explained that this matter involves establishing a 
position for a permanent safety man. The classification has been 
approved by the Civil Service Commission. 

Mr. Nothenberg stated tnat the person appointed to the position would 
work primarily to insure that all operations, whether at Hetch Hetchy, 
\ later Department, or Muni are in compliance with OSHA standards. It 
has not been decided whetner the safety training function will reside 
with the individual appointed. 

Similar positions around, the country were surveyed by Mr. Demo Adams, 
Director of Personnel and Safety, and a salary of $29,630 was estab- 
lished for the position. Funding for this year is available in the 
buoget. 



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Resolution No. 77-0003 — Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$16,000, from any legally available funds, for a new program of con- 
tracting for a supplementary security force of personnel having peace 
officer status, per Charter Section 6.306? and establishing that super- 
vision of the security program will be determined by the PUC at the 
time of offering the contract for bid. 

Mr. Mothenberg stated that over the past 6 or 8 months there have been 
recurring offers to make money available for Muni Railway security. 
Authorities in Sacramento have requested a variety of people to draw 
up plans. Supervisor Quentin L. Kopp, Mayor George R. Moscone, and 
Municipal Railway personnel are drawing up plans. Mr. Curtis E. Green 
has a plan that is acceptable to the Mayor's Office. 

Mr. Green stated it has been the policy of the PUC that violence on 
the Muni is a police problem. However, as the police force is limited, 
Muni has been unable to get adequate assistance, and crime has not 
been reduced to an acceptable level. The "red coats" have had some 
effect, but there are still large numbers of purse snatchings , muggings 
etc. This is a deterrent to people riding the system. A contract would 
be entered into with a firm under the direct supervision of a security 
officer at Muni. This program is not intended as a substitute for 
police presence and help, but as a supplement to the police effort. 
Funds in the amount of $282,000 for a 12-month period will be available 
to hire a private vendor. Funding will come from $250,000 in Federal 
L.E.A.A. funds granted to the Mayor's Office, $16,000 in matching State 
funds, and $16,000 in City funds to be funded by supplemental appropri- 
ation. BART, A/C Transit and Golden Gate Transit each have a private 
contractor providing similar services. Mr. Alan L. Bingham, General 
Manager of A/C Transit has indicated that this type of arrangement is 
very satisfactory, and is one which A/C Transit had for several years. 
A/C Transit pays $7.75 per hour, which includes manpower, radio cars, 
and uniforms. Management is responsible only for deciding on which 
lines and at what times to use the services. lr. Green indicated he 
found the same system was used at Golden Gate Transit. He stated $8 
per hour would be appropriate for San Francisco. Using this figure he 
calculated that 2900 guard hours v/ould be available each month. This 
would make a private contractor available to assist in those areas and 
at those times where severe problems exist, and would approximate using 
17 persons per day. An individual could work a shift of 12 hours, or 
a shift of only 1 or 2 hours. 

In addition to the $282,000 in Federal, State and City funding, approxi 
mately $50,000 of in-kind services by Muni's existing security staff 
will be provided to support the proposed program. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Flynn, ir. Green said that 
$8 per hour would supply "standard" blue uniforms, radios, and auto- 
mobiles. 

Mr. Jack Oppenheimer of CAPtrans spoke in favor of the proposed plan, 
and said it was hoped that individuals from the inner City could be 
hired as private guards. Commissioner Henning said he fully endorsed 
this idea, but tnese guards would have powers of arrest. Therefore, 
certified training would be necessary, and there is a limited time 
span. He noted tnat the "red coats" are inner City youth, and sug- 
gested that the matter be brought to the attention of the Board of 
Supervisors . 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President, Transoort 'orkers Union, Local 250A, 
stated the plan will be opposed by T"JU if it is administered by Muni 
Security Chief George England. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Flynn regarding the "red 
coats," i r. Green advisee, that they are working for the Police Depart- 
ment. Mr. England is in charqe of security for buildings, Muni instal- 
lations, etc. lir. Green saia he would discuss the matter with r. 



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Martin. A decision on './no will administer the private security plan, 
should it be approvec by the Board of Supervisors, has not been made. 



In answer to a question from an individual in the audience, Commissione 
Henning gave a brief report concerning the following matters. 

Carl Street Track Section 

On February 7, 19 77 Commissioner Henning visited this area in response 
to certain media comments regarding the safety of a section of track. 
There was a question as to whether or not the track is being laid con- 
sistent with specifications of the contract. Jr. "ino Bei , lanager, 
Transit Improvement Program, and Mr. Thomas J'ullaney, Sr. Fngineer, 
accompanied Commissioner Henning. A 2 or 3-inch cover of new ballast 
was found under the ties, and old ballast was found to a depth of 5 
inciies. This ballast consists of 80 oercant crushed rock and 20 per- 
cent sand, rfo safety problem was discovered, and no problem was found 
with respect to pre-drillec ties. 

iJignt Tour of Muni Facilities 

The cable car section is closed at night, and the Woods facility was 
not visited but all other facilities were included. Commissioner 
Henning stated he was very pleased with the work being accomplished, 
particularly with regard to emergency maintenance. 

THEREUPON THE MEETIHG ADJOURI-JED; 4 s 35 p.m. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Acting Secretary 



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- L H H ?. §. § 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

cut Aiip coui'ty o? s ait francisco 
George R. Mo scone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:33 p.m. 

February 22, 1977 



CO-iMISSIOKERS 
John F. Hexming, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P . Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DL'PART,iLUTS 
Municipal Railway 
He ten Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Safety 

Transportation 



Rudolf Hothenberg 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 






Call to Order; 2s 33 p.m. 

Present: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr., Lyuia Larsen, 

II. Melton Flynn, Peter McCrea 

Absent: Joseph P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of February 3, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Flynn, seconded by Lars3n, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0036 H Supplemental appropriation providing funds for pur- 
chase of power and service charge for transmission 
and distr bution - $15,029,000 

Vote : Ayes-Henning , Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of icCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0037 H Authorizing replacement of trolley poles in Daly 

City with combination street light and trolley poles 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution "as adopted: 

77-00 33 .j Awarding Contract Ho. 1640 to Dalzell Corporation, 
of Emeryville, CA for renovation of Crystal Sorings 
pump station - $742,172 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0089 j Awarding Contract Mo. 1700 to Bar Fence Company, Inc, 
of Pleasanton, CA for fence construction - $35,775 

Vote: Ayes-IIenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0090 j Accepting completed work under Contract Mo. 1691 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

77-0091 r-j Supplemental appropriation adjusting salaries of 
various positions-- §2,473 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, "cCrea 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0092 II Setting, Karen 22, 1977 as date for public hearing 
to consider grant applications for Llational Tass 
Transportation Assistance Act funding 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, ricCrea 

On motion of ilcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0093 M Approving travel vouchers - $2,9^4.56 

Votes Ayes -Venning , Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of iicCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0057 U Settlement of claims against Railway - $22^,810 

Votes Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by IicCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0094 G Approving reasonable annual depreciation exoense 
for fiscal year 1975-76 - $10,G93 T 064 

Votes Ayes-henning, Larsen, Flynn, AcCxea 
****** 



REPORT OF THE GEI-TBKAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf ifothenberg, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported as follows : 

IJater Conservation and/or Rationing 

A month ago the people of San Francisco were asked to voluntarily con- 
serve water, and the Commission was informed that another assessment 
would have to be made in February to ascertain if the voluntary reduc- 
tion and February rainfall would produce desired results . Although 
the voluntary response was favorable, anticipated precipitation has 
not occurred. 

The Commission is now being asked to adopt a resolution for an overall 
25 percent mandatory reduction in water consumption. A series of 
charts projecting precipitation figures for 1977 and 1973 indicate 
what various precipitation and water usage figures would do for storage 
capacity at the enu of 1977 and 1973. We must prepare for at least 
another year of the drought, or "e may get "into a untenable situation. 

It is the opinion of the Acting General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the staffs of Hetch Hetchy and the Water Department that a manda- 
tory rationing program should be instituted. A smaller sacrifice must 
be made at this time in order to make a large sacrifice less likely 
next year. 

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Mr. Wothenberg presented Mayor George R. Moscone to the Commission. 

Mayor Moscone stated he had asked Mr. Uothenberg and those who report 
to him to be sure that the rationing position advanced woudl not 
cause sacrifices to be requested in error. However, this sacrifice 
needs to be made . The proposed program should be general in scope 
so as to lend itself to modification and prevent injustices. Undoubted 
ly, some institutions such as hospitals will require a greater deqree 
of service, as will some industries. We will have to see to it that 
job opportunities are protected. The Mayor stated that t: this may not 
be the last or the most dramatic step we will have to take,'" and there 
must be no question as to firmness of commitment to the conservation 
of resources. 

Mr. Kothenberg briefly discussed the He ten Hetchy and Water Department 
graphs. The first depicts the "worst of all possible worlds" — no 
more precipitation in 1977 and no more precipitation in 1973 than we 
had this year. It contemplates a 25 percent reduction in water usage. 

The next graph assumes precipitation at 40 percent of that in 1976, 
with a 10 percent reduction in consumption. The 50 billion-gallon 
desirable rate of storage is not possible with a 10 percent reduction 
in consumption. 

The next graph assumes 40 percent precipitation and 25 percent reduc- 
tion in consumption, which will leave 30 billion gallons of storage for 
1978. Storage will increase after the snow melt, but will decrease 
again. 

The next graph assumes 60 percent of 1976 precipitation and a 10 per- 
cent reduction in consumption. This also shows a rapid fall below 
50 billion-gallons of storage. The last graph shows 60 percent pre- 
cipitation and a 25 percent reduction in consumption. In this event 
storage does not fall below 50 billion-gallons. 

This, Mr. Nothenberg stated, is why a 25 percent reduction aoal has 
been accepted. The proposed program will be a combination of economic 
disincentives, education and the possibility of mechanical reduction 
m the bolume of water supplies. He urged the Commission to direct 
tne :"ater Department to develop a program. It is expected there will 
be a puulic hearing on arch 22, 1C77. The effective date to begin 
rationing will probably be the first week in April. 

Regarding participation in State allocation of water, we have given 
?toccfJtn m ^t7 e answer * . Water deliveries to fish hatcheries below 
use Educed ^ inVe3tl ^ ated ' Fish ■*>uld either be moved or water 

Actina W As S w;n? U ? 3ti ° n 1 fj ; 0m Coi ™ issi °^r Henning, Mr. Eugene Kelleher, 
his stafr HI £L?T er S- iIana ^ er of the Water Department, reported that 
read It L» L, J ™ orkin 9 °* conservation data. Selected meters were 

e a ,1 n? January, and were read again on the 15th of February 
from 9 ?o H now much each consumer is conserving. This varied 

down about ?n P nf ^V" r< ! sidential areas ' Industrial consumption is 
down about 10 percent, and school consumption is down 18 percent. Wat ^- 
consumption at the Soo decreased 55 percent. Ir. Kelleher advised that 
overall water consumption is down about 15 percent from 1975. 

Mr^Ke^eher ~2??3 j; n ^ ired ■*»* communication with resale customers 
consuSiJfnn k ?J that reSale custoi * e rs will be advised to red»~ 
consumption by 25 percent if the proposed resolution is passed. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Henning, Mr. Kelleher said 
c Department staff contacted certain business and industrial users 



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in San Francisco about setting up a committee to coordinate water con- 
servation efforts, lie said the Water Department staff met with resale 
customers and the Apartment House Association. Resale customers have 
a committee . 

It was decided that a special meeting would be held March 4 , 1977, at 
4s00 p.m. to set guide lines for the Water Department program of con- 
servation. 

Commissioner Flynn pointed out that water consumption is lower now than 
in the summer, and that hotels are using less water this time of year. 

Mr. Kelleher stated that there is a distortion in comparison of usage 
in January and August, but if we get a reduction in usage now we will 
be able to get a reduction as we get into irrigation time. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System, 
explained that precipitation usually ends in mid-April. If no more 
rain occurs until then, the percentage of precipitation will be 40 per- 
cent less than normal. The snow melt period is from April 1 to June 
and water is available in mountain reservoirs seven days away from San 
Francisco. 

Resolution No. 77-0034 was unanimously adopted by the Commission, set- 
ting ilarch 22, 1977, at 2% 30 p.m. as the date for public hearing con- 
cerning proposals of charges and penalites for excessive use of water. 

Municipal Railway Reorganization 

Mr. Wothenberg stated that in 1975 the lommission proposed a Municipal 
Railway reorganization study to the Civil Service Commission. The 
subject is now being considered again. At present the planning functio; 
within Muni is fragmented, with some positions funded by MTC , and 
others by the taxpayers . A planning function for Muni needs to be cen- 
tralized under one individual and should be located at Muni and be re- 
sponsible to the Municipal Railway General Manager. A planning office 
will be established at Muni with a Director of Planning. The Bureau 
of Transportation will be abolished, and personnel and functions of 
said bureau will be assigned to the Director of Planning. 

Mr. ifothenberg read a letter from MTC, which is made a part of these 
minutes . 

According to Mr. wothenberg, the other major element — -a deputy for 
finance and administration — has already been adopted in a program in 
Civil Service. 

An attempt is being made to transfer several functions from the Bureau 
line to the Municipal Railway line. It is proposed to make the public 
service function and performance basically a Municipal Railway respon- 
sibility. A Safety Bureau has already been established, and some func- 
tions at the bureau level would be under the control and the responsi- 
bility of the Muni General Manager. 

3y transferring the planning function, the public service function and 
the personnel function to Muni there will be an additional cost of 
$161,000 to Muni. These are Muni functions and should be funded by and 
responsible to the Municipal Railway General Manager. 

The additional cost for a Deputy for Finance and Administration would 
be $45,000, including fringe benefits. 

There would be a total cost of $217,000 annually for this reorganizatioi 



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A letter would be directed to Civil Service outlining the proposed 
changes in the plan, and requesting that Civil Service study it. A 
supplemental appropriation would be requested. The proposed plan would 
not be implemented until the beginning of the new fiscal year, and 
could be accomplished by regular budgetary procedures. 

Mr. Uothenberg stated that individual's job rights and rights to pen- 
sions and other benefits will be protected. 

'tfhen the Bureau of Safety is eatablished, a decision will have to be 
made as to where the training of personnel will take place. 

There then followed a discussion between Commissioners and staff re- 
garding the protection of rights under Civil Service of those people 
transferred to newly created positions in the Municipal Railway. In- 
dividuals who are not reassigned will retain accrued benefits at the 
time they leave the Public Utilities Commission General Office. 

President Henning stated that the comments of CAP-trans have been re- 
ceived by the Commission. 

In response to comments from Mr. Maurice Klebolt of CAP-trans, Commis- 
sioner H. Helton Flynn explained that the original proposed reorgani- 
zation plan was adopted in concept in 1275. There was a public meet- 
ing, and the plan was then forwarded to Civil Service. 

Mr. Nothenberg said Civil Service did not begin to study the plan until 
January 1977. The original plan will be amended in two respects. 
There v.ould be a Deputy of Finance and Administration, and a Director 
of Planning instead of a Bureau of Transportation. 

President Henning advised that the matter will be debated when it is 
returned to the Commission from Civil Service. 

Commissioner Peter licCrea stated that he wants to read the CAP-trans 
document before passing final judgment on it. 

Mr. dothenberg advised that he has met with Mr. Roger 3oas, Chief Ad- 
ministrative Officer, and Mr. Boas is aware of the problems of pur- 
chasing and storeroom functions. 



Item Ho. 16 — -Review and approve a plan for Muni Railway security in 
cooperation with the Police Department, assigning one lieutenant, two 
sergeants and ten police officers to the Municipal Railway — these 
police personnel to train top CETA persons who will work directly with 
and under the supervision of the assigned regular police officers. 

Mr. Nothenberg reported that a plan has been developed in cooperation 
with the Police Department, the Mayor's Office and Muni to reduce crime 
on the transit system. A full time lieutenant, two sergeants and ten 
police officers are to be devoted entirely to the Municipal Railway. 
They will be responsible to Capt. Donald Taylor and will report to him. 
Police will train 10 3 CETA persons, who will not be armed, but are 
authorized to be armed, and will have the power of arrest. The cost 
will be about $16,00 0, with a matching amount being put up by the 
Police Department. This would create a Municipal Railway security 
force within the Police Department structure. The Finance Committee 
will hear this matter tomorrow, and if acceptable a proposal will be 
forwarded to L.E.A.A. 

President Henning inquired if women were to be included in the program, 
and Commissioner Lydia Larsen also indicated that that was her concern. 



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President Henning inquired about the Carl Street section of track 
which was discussed at the PuC meeting of February 8, 1977. 

Mr . Rino Bei, Manager , Transit Improvement Program, stated he is work- 
ing with UMTA to have this section of track inspected. The Federal 
Railway Administration was contacted, and their personnel were all 
on assignment in the field. The Washington, D. C. office was contacted 
and Muni was informed the request would have to come through the UMTA 
level to the Federal Railway level in Washington, which would require 
considerable time. The national Transportation Safety Board in Wash- 
ington was contacted. They advised that they are an investigative 
agency and investigate accidents. A couple of people in the HTSB's 
Oakland Office were contacted. They were quite busy, but said they 
did not care to participate as they could not spare the staff . Retiree 
consulting engineers at Western Pacific and Southern Pacific were con- 
tacted. The engineer from S. P. said he was involved in other work, 
and the engineer from W. P. said he had done some work for the con- 
tractor. The faculty of U. C. has no Railway Engineering professor 
as such. Mr. William Venuti, a professor of Civil Engineering, San 
Jose State University, agreed to undertake the job, and will inspect 
the section of track on February 25, 1977. 

Commissioner Henning pointed out that the contractor is ready to pour 
cement. Mr. Bei stated that the section of track in question will not 
be covered. 

Commissioner Larsen requested a list in writing of the people and 
agencies contacted in case some problem should develop. Mr. Bei said 
he would furnish such a list. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn inquired about tha time schedule, and 
Mr. Bei replied that the contractor is going ahead with work on other 
parts of the job. Mr. Bei also stated that if the City stops work by 
a contractor there is nothing the City can do if he files a claim. 
However, the Vice President of the firm has agreed that work will be 
performed in other areas first. 

President Henning asked about the maintenance program. 

Mr. Rino Bei reported that 47 employees have been hired from 186 re- 
ujsitions submitted--28 mechanics out of 38 requested have been hired. 
Some mechanics have come from Yellow Cab Co., and Muni is working with 
the unions and Civil Service to hire more mechanics. Since the prograrr 
began, 25 engines out of 34 have been repaired, 7 buses have been 
returned to service, 12 streetcars have been repaired, and 6 cable cars 
have been returned to service. Fifty vehicles have been returned to 
service that were not operational January 1. This is ahead of schedule 

Mr. Green reported that for the past two weeks no cable car runs have 
been missed, and as of February 18, 1977 the Kirkland Division had two 
more buses than needed. 

Mr. Bei reported that of the streetcars still out of service 9 are 
Toronto cars, which were sold to Muni for $1,000 each. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if there were enough drivers. Mr. Green 
replied that there are now 20 people in a class, 16 of whom will be 
working tomorrow. Another class of 20 will be started next week, and 
there are at present enough drivers. 

Mr. Patrick J. Phillips, Program Director, Safety, reported on the 
OSHA program, stating there are 126 OSHA citations not yet abated. 
Most of these will require contracting or additional funds. 



77-44 



Commissioner Flynn requested that copies of audit reports on the Sunol 
Golf Course be given to all Commissioners. Ilr. Eugene Kelleher said 
this would be done. 

IHERilUPOiSI THE clESTIMG ADJOURl^EDs 4:05 p.m. 



ITargaret L. > rady 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 



j- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMI S SION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF,. SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 












Room 282, City Hall 

2:40 p.m. 

March 8, 1977 



C OMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



EUPBAUS 

Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Training 
Safety 
Transportation 



Rudolf Notbenberg ^ ... 
ACTING GENERAL MANGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Margaret L. Brady 
ACTING SECRETARY 



77-46 



Call to Orders 
Presents 



2s 40 p.m. 

Commissioners John P. Henning, Jr., Lydia Larsen, 
H. Wei ton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 



The minutes of the regular meeting of February 22, 1977 were amended 
and approved. 






RESOLUTION 

SO. 



77-0096 a 



77-0097 W 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

Opposing operation of inter-urban passenger bu~es 
on Market Street by another transit authority 

Vote: Ayes -henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne,- McCrea 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges; 

Block 304, Lot 2 
Arthur "tfayne 
$214.5 5 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, IlcCrea 



77-0093 W 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges s 

Block 707, Lot 1 
Harry 3nifs 
$113.01 

Votes Ayes -Henning; Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0099 Tl 



On motion of Larcen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

Lien and special assessments on property for . 
unpaid water service charges s 

Block 66 4, Lot 13 
Octavia Investment Co. 
$229.93 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, TcCrea 



77-010 W 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 2133, Lot 1 
Raul Gonzalez 
$124.76 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-47 



On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0101 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges; 

Block 6933, Lot 40 
Ocean Avenue Property 
$202.94 

Vita; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0102 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges ; 

Block 7060, Lot 23 
Eleanor Fu 
$346.30 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0104 w Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges; 

Block 7034, Lot 47 
Ralph L. Booker 
$100.89 

Votes Ayos-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0105 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges; 

Block 5327, Lot 4 
Tart Clemens 
$104.90 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Larcen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-4! 



On notion of larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution wis adopted; 

77-010 S W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges s 

Block 3705 , Lot 42 
Buckbee Thome & Co . 
$118.13 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0107 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges: 

Block 661, Lot 30 
Shirley McChesney 
$340. S2 

Vote. Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On notion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-010 8 W Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges; 

Block 339, Let 43 
William Shapiro 
$256.05 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0110 !.' Lien and special assessments on property for 
unpaid water service charges ; 

Block 298, Lot 8 
Robert G. Sheopard 
$435.71 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-49 



On notion of Larson, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0111 M Revising rates and fares charged 'or youths to and 
from Candlestick Park 

Votes Ayes-Henning r Larson, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0112 H Supplemental appropriation funding EIR for Lake 
Lloyd weather modification program - $35,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of 3yrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0113 H Supplemental appropriation funding correction of 
clerical errors for various classes - $4,6 93 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0114 H Supplemental appropriation reflecting compensation 
adjustment for various classes - $1,175 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning , Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0115 H Bid call for HH Contract l T o . 552 for underground 
power facilities and related work 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0116 H Awarding HH Contract No. 548 to Joseph DiGiorgio & 
Sons, Inc., of San Rafael for construction of 
Taraval Substation - $2 53,550 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

0:i motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0117 H Debit modification no. 1 on HH Contract No. 563 
installing conduits bypassing damaged existinq 
ducts - $9,53 5 



Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adoDted: 



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77-0118 W Supplemental appropriation funding corrections in 
pay for various classes - $18,792 

Vote; Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0119 W Bid call for WD Contract Wo. 1721 to recondition 
San Andreas Pipeline Ho. 1 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0120 W Bid call for WD Contract No. 1715 for main instal- 
lation 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0121 W Approving additional work under professional 

services contract 149 with r J. A. Wahler and Associ- 
ates increasing maximum consultant's fee from 
$350,000 to $379,770 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted % 

77-0122 W Credit modification of $6,510.10 and final payment 
on WD Contract Ho. 16 97 

Votes Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0123 W Settlement of litigated claim of National Bridge 
Co. vs. CCSF by payment to plaintiff of $3,333.33 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0124 W Collection of claims for damages for February - 
$976.81 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcC~ 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0125 M Awarding MR Contract No. 637 to McGuire and Hester 
of Oakland - $481,34 



77-31 



Vote- Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0126 M Credit modification No. 2 for $12,109.30 and final 
payment on Contract No. 620 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted % 

77-0127 li Debit modification Wo. 5 for installation of track 
drains under MR Contract No. 618 - $996 

Vote,-; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0128 M Collection of claim from Neil S. Wright - $1,975.12 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0129 M Collection of claims against miscellaneous debtors 
for January - $5,616.38 

Votes Ayes-5 ,616 .33 

On motion of icCraa, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0130 M Payment of claims from revolving fund for January - 
$26,513.67 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted- 

77-0095 II Settlement of claims against Railway - $53,513.74 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of 3yrne , seconded by "'cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0131 GO Authorizing Acting General Manager or Secretary of 
PUC file supplemental budgets for fiscal year 1977- 
78 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-52 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0132 GO Commending Margaret L. Brady for job done as Acting 
Secretary of PUC and making George L. Carey Acting 
Secretary upon her departure 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne , McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0133 W Agreement to transfer water from Metropolitan Water 
District to Marin Municipal Water District through 
facilities of San Francisco Water Department 

Vote- Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0134 M Approving proposal for Planning and implementation 
of Transit Services for the Transit-Dysfunctional 
Handicapped and Elderly for the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway and its forwarding to MTC 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Acting 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

****** 

The minutes of the meeting of February 22, 1977, were amended to 
include the foil wing paragraph on page 77-44, to be inserted before 
the last paragraph. "Commissioner McCrea and Commissioner Banning 
requested not only copies of the maintenance report, but also a pro- 
jection of the maintenance and time table of completion. t: 

■'ith the above amendment, the minutes of February 22, 1977, were 
unanimously approved by the Commission. 

REPORT OF THE GEITERAL MANAGES 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported as follows? 

Water Department 

A preliminary meeting was held on March 4, 1977, during which princi- 
ples for a equitable water rationing plan were discussed. This plan 
is available for public review at the Water Department and at the 
Public Utilities Commission General Office. Comments are expected 
to be received before March 22, and the plan is subject to modifica- 
tion. Passing a resolution will not result in saving water. In 
order to get the attention of the people a broad-gauge community re- 
lations program will be required. Economic disincentives will not be 
enough. People who do not follow the news or receive water bills will 
have to be reached. Progress in this effort will be reported to the 
Commission at the meeting of March 22, 1977. 



77-53 



.Municipal Railway 

Mr. Nothenberg discussed the monthly report on emergency maintenance, 
and the monthly progress report of the Safety Director. The request 
for a supplemental appropriation for $400,000 for correction of CAL/ 
OSHA violations has been reduced to $203,000, and is scheduled for 
consideration by the Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors on 
March 9, 1977. Detailed information concerning the justification for 
the additional $200,000 has been submitted to the Board of Supervisors 5 
Budget Analyst for review. 

On March 9, 1977, the Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the 
application of SAM-TRANS to use some of their vehicles on Market Street 
According to Muni staff, it would be a mistake to add another carrier 
to Market Street. People, should be encouraged to use public trans- 
portation from the Peninsula? but there are other possibilities. Staff 
of Muni can negotiate with SAM-TRANS on alternatives acceptable to 
Muni . 

On motion of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, 
Resolution No. 77-0096 — opposing the operation of inter-urban passen- 
ger motor buses on Market Street by another transit authority and urg- 
ing consideration of alternatives, was unanimously adopted by the 
Commission. 

****** 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Henning introduced discussion of the recent sale of surplus 
Muni trolley coaches, and the suit to enjoin the sale on the basis of 
violation of the Brown Act. The City Attorney states that the Court 
has discharged the temporary order., leaving the sale clear. The 
Commission feels, according to President Henning, that it lost juris- 
diction to the Purchaser of Supplies in September when the property 
was declared surplus and the sale subsequently consummated. 

John Elberling of CAP -Trans , the adversary party, stated that the 
buyer, TEMPCO, has not put up the money, which should have been done 
within five days after February 1, 1977. Therefore, City does not 
have a buyer. He said there will be another hearing on final judgment. 

Commissioner McCrea said that TEMPCO' s failure to produce payment is 
somewhat mitigated by circumstances. If the sale is not concluded, 
we are opening ourselves to a suit. 

Mr. McMorris Dow, Deputy City Attorney, said the coaches will be 
ready in March and that is the date provided in the Invitation for 
Proposals. The Purchaser has sold the coaches to a good buyer who has 
five days to pay after due notification. An injunction was never 
issued by the Court. 

After further discussion among the Commissioners, Mr. Dow and Mr. 
Oppenheimer, Commissioner Henning said the matter rests with the Chief 
Administrative Officer and the Purchaser. 

Commissioner McCrea raised the question of writing a letter to the 
Purchaser holding up closing of the sale until all legal questions 
were resolved. 

Commissioner Henning replied that such a letter could be evidence of 
anticipatory breach of contract. 

Mr. Dow again advised the Commission that the Court issued no order 
preventing sale of the buses. 



77-54 



According to Coinmissioner Harming, the Commission's concern that all 
legal requirements of the sale had been met should be reflected in the 
minutes and transmitted to the Purchaser. 

Roll call was taken on the issue of permitting Mr. Elberling to make 
further statements. Commissioners Henning, Flynn and Byrne voted to 
to cease debate? and Commissioners Larsen and McCrea voted to continue 
debate. 



Commissioner Byrne stated he has received many letters and telephone 
calls concerning the appointment of a General Manager of Public 
Utilities. He also has done some checking, and several people in the 
bay area and in the Utilities organization are qualified for this 
post. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner Fly; 
and unanimously approved by the Commission that applicants be inter- 
viewed for this position. 



Item Wo. 9--Water Department lien proceedings? Commission Secretary 
Margaret L. Brady read a letter from Mr. Steve Sheldon, requesting that 
the amount due be voided. President Henning directed that Mr. Sheldon 
review his account with Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager of 
the Water Department, and that the matter be put over. 

Ms c Eleanor Fu was present and protested the lien to be placed against 
her property. President Henning directed that Ms. Fu make an appoint- 
ment with Mr. Eoyd to discuss the matter, which was put over. 

At the request of Mr. William McGongle, lien to be placed against his 
property was also put over „ 

Commissioner Byrne inquired if it would be possible for the computer 
to "kick out 5 ' overdue bills. 

Mr. 3oyd replied that billings are bi-monthly and it isn't until after 
four mcnths that bills unpaid from the first two-month period are 
technically delinquent. In one three-month period 23 accounts were 
delinquent in amounts over $100. To avoid some of these delinquencie.'i 
it would be necessary to hire more staff. Also, thousands of people 
pay about the time they receive the second bill. Mr. Boyd stated he 
would review the situation and furnish a report to the Conanission. 

President Henning stated he would like to have some exploration of 
alternatives and methods pursued by other utilities. 



Resolution No. 77-0111-~Public Hearing to consider the revision of 
schedule of rates and fares charged by the Municipal Railway for youths 
to and from Candlestick Park. 

Mr „ Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated this 
is an opportunity to offer young people under 18 years of age a chanco 
to go to Giants' home games at a fare that will encourage them to 
attend. The Giants will allow 2 500 youths free admittance to 77 borne 
games. During the season 20 0,000 tickets will be available. Muni is 
v-„^,, .-,,-+-.; „^ M-.pt. t ' ae ggc round trip fare be reduced to 10*. Minimum 
}foIi° e t0 Candies tick Park involves 21 buses, and maximum service, 1.0C 
)uses; and many empty seats have bf»on available, even on minimum serv'- 
Xf tnere is a rcap,onahl« ™.,^nse to this service, it: would cost A - J '- 3 



■5 5 



than $10,000 for the season, and there are other benefits to the com- 
munity. Tickets will be given out by the San Francisco Police Depart- 
ment . 

Mr. Bill O'Xeefe, representing Supervisor John Barbagelata, then spoke, 
stating this is a worthwhile civic endeavor. Often the stands are 
empty, and this is basically an effort to generate goodwill between 
the police and juveniles. There will be a tight control on tickets, 
which will be carried on a one week basis to police stations . In 
order to obtain tickets, youths must go to a police station and give 
their names and telephone numbers . 

***** 

President Henning asked Mr. Green about the status of the CETA program 
on buses . 

Mr. Green reported there is reluctance by the Board of Supervisors and 
the San Francisco Police Department to arm all of these employees. 
Twenty CETA employees now in the program were on a Civil Service list 
as having met qualifications to carry arms. However, the Police 
Department will arm very few. Capt. Donald Taylor will be in direct 
control of the program, and he will make these decisions. All arms 
carried by CETA personnel will be equipped with safety devices. 

Commissioner Kenning said it would be necessary to have a number of 
female CETA personnel as a practical need to deal with female passen- 
gers. 

Mr. Green reported that out of the last class of 26, five were young 
women . 



Commissioner Henning requested a status report on the Tuolumne River 
water level problems in connection with the Department of the Interior. 

Mr . Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
reported that in the late 1950 "s under the terms of the 1955 power 
bond issue, Hetch Iletchy had an approved right-of-way from the Depart- 
ment of the Interior en the south side of the Tuolumne River — located 
there because the Hetch Hetchy railway was constructed on that side. 
Subsequently Hetch Iletchy applied to change the right-of-way to the 
north side of the canyon and the request was granted under the condi- 
tion that the City and County of San Francisco make certain water 
releases to maintain a "living stream." The agreement further provided 
that after a period of study on the part of a Federal agency, said 
agency would recommend advisable flows to the Secretary of the Interior, 
Studies were completed in the early 19S0's. A report has been under 
submission by the Bureau of Sports, Fish and Wildlife which recommends 
that fish releases be approximately doubled. The economic value of 
such doubling would be $3/4 million to $1 million annually. A hearing 
has been requested, as the ability of Hetch Hetchy to provide domestic 
water would be reduced. 

Commissioner Henning asked if the City has any legal or contractual 
obligations, to which Mr. Moore replied that we have an agreement with 
*" e Interior Department, which EteoartTtent i.s ashing that releases 
aoublel. .At this tine 24 rillion gals, ol water are rel-p.se^ daily. 

Commissioner Henning staged it is unconscionable for the Department of 
tne Interior to mandate doubling releases. He stated he would like to 
reaffirm Lhe opposition of the Commission, and would like to pursue 
every means to shut off these releases, as the situation is entire/ 
different today than in the 1950 'a. 



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Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Moore said San 
Francisco receives credit for in-flows to Don Pedro Reservoir and we 
are using our credit this year. San Francisco has a 50 percent inter- 
est in Don Pedro Reservoir, but can't put the water into the aqueduct 
and bring it to San Francisco or put it through the power houses. If 
this water were not released it could be put through the power houses . 
If this water were not released it could be put through the power 
houses and into the aqueduct. The possible doubling of water released 
was not taken into consideration when water needs were projected for 
conservation discussions. However, it is not anticipated that this 
doubling of releases will be put into effect for a number of years. 
Hetch Hetchy and the Districts are contending that an environmental 
impact report will have to be made, and then the matter will be taken 
to Court. 

Commissioner Henning stated adjustments should be calculated in case 
San Francisco is required to double the flow in twelve months time. 
Also, every legal and political means available should be pursued to 
reduce the current flow guarantees which are unjustified in our pre- 
sent drought situation. 



Resolution No. 77-0116~-Awarding HH Contract Wo. 548, in amount of 
$253,950 to Joseph DiGiorgio & Sons, Inc., of San Rafael, California, 
for construction of building and installation of equipment, Taraval 
Substation (Power Improvement Program) . 

Mr. Moore reported that a protest was made by the fifth lowest bidder, 
based on the fact that his proposal met the affirmative action require- 
ments, and that the proposal of Di Giorgio & Sons, Inc. did not meet 
those requirements. Mr. George L. Newkirk, Contract Compliance Officer, 
met with the contractor, who has assured Hetch Hetchy in writing that 
he will meet the requirements, and Mr. Newkirk is satisfied. 



Resolution No. 77-0122 — Approving additional work under Professional 
Services Contract PS-149 by W. A. Wahler and Associates at Lower 
Crystal Springs Dam, and increasing maximum consultant's fee from 
$350,500 to $379,770 to cover the additional work needed. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn stated that the engineer's estimate for 
this work was $425,000. The low bid was $34 5,000, but modifications cf 
low bids are always in danger of exceeding the Department's original 
estimate. 

Mr. Boyd stated that because of a seismic problem it is necessary to 
obtain the approval of the State Division of Safety of Dams. 

Mr. Boyd then introduced Mr . J. G. Wulff, Chief Engineer, W. A. Wahler 
and Associates, who stated that in August an interim report was pre- 
pared for the City and the State Division of Safety of Dams. In 
January the contents of the report ware accepted. However, because of 
the proximity of the San Andreas fault, it was felt that additional 
review was needed. Consultant is ready to go into dynamic analysis of 
the dam, and the program from now on will be based upon computer result- 
Mr. Boyd said that concern for dam safety in other sections of the 
country have highlighted the subject of structural integrity. He 
added that nothing has developed to question the safety of Crystal 
Springs Dam. 



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In discussing Resolution Uo. 77-G132, President Kenning stated that 
Acting Secretary to the Commission Mrs. Margaret L. Brady will under- 
take duties as Executive Director of the San Francisco Parking 
Authority effective March 16, 1977. Commissioner Henning said he is 
very grateful for her services to the Commission, and that the members 
of the Commission will dearly miss her. Her replacement as Acting 
Secretary to the Commission will be Mr. George L. Carey. 

Commissioner Byrne added that he joins other members of the Commission 
in appreciation for Mrs. Brady's service. 



Resolution Ho. 77-0134--Approving the proposal for the Planning and 
Implementation of Transit Services for the Transit-Dysfunctional 
Handicapped and Elderly for the San Francisco Municipal Railway, to 
be forwarded to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 

Acting Secretary Margaret L. Brady stated there had been a meeting of 

the SuDCommittee chaired by Commissioner Larsen on March 7, 1977. One 

or two minor changes in wording were made in the proposal which is now 
before the Commission. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt of CAP-Trans said he worked with Commissioner 
Larsen, and CAP-Trans finds the amended version totally acceptable. 

Commissioner Henning applauded the efforts of everyone involved in the 
proposal, and stated the Commission is committed to a full access 
concept philosophy, and intends to implement the program during the 
following months. 

Commissioner Larsen said she wished to thank each of the Commissioners 
for his involvement and work on the project. She stated that some 
people in the audience also devoted considerable time to the program. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 4s 20 o.m. 



Margaret L. Brady 
Actinq Secretarv 



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^.-li I ii ^. £ 5. §. 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

^^ 

CITY AUD COUdTY OF JAIm FRANCISCO 
George R. "loscone, hayor 

Board of Supej-vxaors Chambers, City Hall 
2s 55 p.n. 



larch 22, 1977 



DOCUMENTS 



CO ■HilSSIQlIERS 
Joiin F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
K. .-ielton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPART! jEdTS 
Municipal Railway 
He ten detcny Project 
•later Jepartment 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Transportation 

Safety 



Rudolf not!. :erg 
ACTING G.,:.LRAL . iAw'AGER 3F PUPLIC UTILITIES 

George L. Carey 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order. 2;55 p a. 

Present.: Cosnmissioners John F. Hanning, Jr.,. Lydia Larsen, 

H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 

The minutes of the regular meeting of March 8, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

WO . On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0136 7 Approving mandatory water rationing program 

Vote. Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn,, Byrne, ."rea 

On motion of Larsen, 0QConC.au L>y "IcCrea, t 
following resolution was a^optea: 

77-0137 W Approving penalties for excessive water us-: under 
rationing program 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrr-s- the 
*" llowing resolution was adopted; 

77-0138 M Approving grant application for Federal operating 
assistance as provided by the national Mass Trans- 
portation Assistance Act 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0139 H Awarding Contract No. 560 to Underground Construc- 
tion Co, Inc. of San Leandro - $329,847 

Vcte i Ayes-ilenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0140 H Debit modification No. 1 under Contract No. 529 - 
?5,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrn^ ooconded by Flynn, the 
following resoluti a was adopted; 

77-0141 II Debit modification tJo. 7 under Contract No. 522 - 
$5,: 

V. ■•-;-•.- Ayes-Henr.ing, j.-£.i -ten, Plynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion or J'lynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0142 H Debit Modificaton No. 1 under Contract Mo. 517 - 
$3., 000 

Vote: Ayes-Hennincj , Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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On nvtion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0143 H Debit modificaton ;>!o . 1 under Contract No. 553 - 

$1,645.45 

Voter .Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn , Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0144 H Completion of HH Contract do. 539 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrnrr icCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by :ne, v^o 
following resolution was adopte.' 

77-0145 H Approving Department of Public ftorks proposal for 

street lighting construction 

Vote. Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flyi /me., McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0146 K Approving Department of Public Works proposal for 

street lighting cone auction 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On p.ction of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted-: 

77-0147 ri Approving Departnu ut of Public Jorks proposal for 

street lighting construction 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0148 J Bid call for Contract Mo. 1724 for main construc- 

tion 

Vote; Ayes-Henn: ■, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byvi seconded by Flynn, the 
. /.loving resol '-■ was adopted j 

77-0149 J lori.zing City ,\c have judgment entered in 

=V ; .'.meda Cou cy -•..■•. , >urt Car ,'.,. 47C5D4-5 

Vote; Ay. ienniirj, La.rs.'.n, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by TicCrea, tho 
following resoluti n was adopted: 

77-0150 M Approving funds available to S.F. under Transpor- 

tation Development Act 



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Vote Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0151 M Debit modification No. 2 under Contract No. 631 - 

$13,014.38 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, ; " :rea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0152 M Debit modification No. 3 under Contract K ..l -• 

$10,534 

Vote? a yes-Henn:'.ng, Larsen, Fl\ -- yrne. .jOrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byj.no, i.<5 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0153 M Approving travel expenses for Tho: . iiullaney - 

$559.99 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On r ;n of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution . .> adopted; 

77-0135 M Requesting warrants settling claims - $32,194.13 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0154 G Adopting conflict of interest code 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the abc ,T e resolutions are in the office of the Acting 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

****** 

REMARKS BY MAYOR GEORGE R. MPS CONE 

'layor Moscone stated that no matter '- carefully drawn the regulations 

are, they will fail unler-- -sers undc^i and two things. First, it 

must oe clearly under-- .' : -'aat we a i *:>■ -r>st des?->^ : ate situation 

since the experience . War II uired tr:v:n perscral 

sacrifice. Secondly, - -an: : ■■ iciate . : rules ..id 
regulations that will '.on an*" b evv :on- 

scious effort and sac . to cor . oven .:ss 
water than authorized 

1 majority of residents of thJ.. <"ity are renters and residents of mul- 
tiple dwellings, and do not have their individual water use measured 
by meter. These people can create ha; "ships for those of good heart 
while they enjoy overuse of water. Apartment houses do not have sep^r- 
"*te meters for each unit. This is appreciated by the California legis- 

iture . Senator Alquist is introducing a measure mandating water meters 

or every single household. 

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The proposal allows for flexibility. We must not provide undue hard- 
ship for some people and windfalls for others. There will be an aver- 
age of 2 5 percent reduction in water use, and 10 percent in the case 
of industries using processed water so as not to impose undue hard- 
ship and risk unemployment. 

The people who are anxious to make the sacrifice must be helped to 
educate themselves as to how they can do it. 

Regarding irrigation of landscaping, Mayor Moscone stated he >..-■• found 
the amount of water most people have used is not essential for - ean 
and harmonious vegetation. 

The Mayor views with circumspection arguments that -;he net result of 
the increased cost of water will necessarily result in an incry ■- Ls 

= cost of living in San Francisco. A 48 percent increase 
c _ £ t of water at a time when water service is being reduced by 
cent ought not to result in a significant increase in reni-%: -, 

Wo one should be able to cay more water because they - fir.^-- ..ally 

able to \o so. Excessive use of water should bring . ; o.';. charges, 
and perhaps, the restriction of flow. If that does : jrious 

consideration should be given tc turning off the wat^r couple cely . 

The Mayor stated he is confident th --eople of San I. x> will com- 
ply with che water rationing program. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Several communications were received regarding the water rationing pro- 
gram. President Henni^ 'ced that the Acting Secretary make these 
part of the record. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg, Acting General Manager of Public Utilities, 
reported as follows ; 

Water Rationing Program 

Mr. Nothenberg agrees with the Mayor that we must have regulations 
which will institute an over-all reduction in water usage of 25 per- 
cent. People must be motivated to reduce water consumption. This will 
be the difference between ^inning and losing. 

There will be penalties >:or excessive usage. 

There will be a 48 percent increase in water rates— 33 percent of which 
is made necessary by the reduction ?n water consumption. Earlier this 
year the Commission requested a 20 p.-'-ent increase in water rates, 
but the request was returned to the P -'mission at our request by the 
Board of Supervisors when tiie d«cisic ^;as made to effect a mandatory 
program. 

REPORT OF :•. ACTING JA' ...-: JSPARTKEITT 

Mr. Kenneth R. Poyd. . -v. . .-.,< .-he Water Cdpnr.tr.* ut, 
reporter uhat a mancts .... -as s i sd , ■ e 
Commission on March ■ , -..'., . . ..•cartxaenL ... now recommend- 
ing fundamentally tiisi rnrae pj s •■ low \ , >3 ic input has indicated 
that certain additional f satis i .•■/.a. .... ba ■-■.- Iced. 

Absolute equity is an impossibility, but the ;»ogram mus'. be as fair 
: possible to as ma c >le as pocs.i.b/a. A ^rime consideration La 
equitable availabilit ol water whev. ._■: ir. apartments or individu- 



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businesses. This is necessary co prevent unemployment. A reasonable 
growth of population ana new construction should be allowed. Land- 
reaping should o£ maintained at survival level. The plan imposes the 
least possible cost on tne public, and several methods were reviewed. 

The metnod used by Last bay Municipal Utility District is based on 
allocations to dwelling units as such, with great emphasis on irriga- 
tion allotments. This did not appear to be feasible for San Francisco 
as the East Bay plan allows more water than many San Franciscans ordin- 
arily use. Also, water consumption varies by district in San Franriscr 
anri some apartment houses have washing machines and some do no' . 

Karin County allows 49 gallons for a one person household, r *nd 

person reduces the amount to 43 gallons each; three popple rec its 
rallons each; and four people receive 37 gallons each. Thi. 
Vt take into consideration infants, invalids, or people w 
''.' jobs. It is dependent upon a •.: -,nsus . A census in 3an [ -. . xsco 
a " -. be a multi-language census. Th: s plan doesn't allow fo- ■ ->nd- 
scc-.piiig even at survival levels. 

Water ..epartment staff then considered a percentage a'iocatio xri, 
which is better suited to San Francisco. 3ecause there are r .■■■/ . tder- 
ly people of limited mean: living onr- to a dwelling piaco. + " r'irst 
300 cu. ft. of water is exempt from the reduction program, > .(.lowing 
thereafter tvd.11 be a 30 perc-^i t ve r - 'on in the wa ; ^ r r" \ s .ent from 
300 cu. ■, up to 3,0'J>; ^u. £L. eaa; two months, and ..- .■ forcent re- 
duction a-_ least in all irrigation uses. 

The amoant of water to be used will be on the basis of average use in- 
comparable periods of last year when most people were using water in 
a normal fashion. This allows for climatic conditions, and variations 
can be taken into account and exceptions ran be identified, by looking 
at the home or apartment history. 

A 25 percent reduction in commercial, business and governmental water 
use is being recommended, and a 10 percent reduction where water is 
essential to business, such as a brewery, tannery or laundromat. 

All resale customers will be requested to reduce their water use by 
2 5 percent. 

The Water Department will require more employees and more funds for 
additional meter reading, answering inquiries, processing applications 
;nd field contact with consumers . 

ceps have been taken to conduct a positive campaign by means of bulk 
ailings, radio, T. V. , messages with bills, and lectures to various 
groups . 

Mr. Boyd then had plastic devices to install behind shower heads passed 
out to the audience. These will redvv.'d the flow of water to three 
gallons a minute. They are available 'it fire houses in San Francisco, 
and at the San Francisco Mater Depart -.nent. 

To insure fairness abo^t 1890 acountt; ai e joking read monthly. Staff 
is monitoring 40 groups c ..." 4C0 services each in various residential 
zones to determine if the public is accepting the proposed program. 

Mr, Boyd then discussed th. pioposed water allocations, r<iles regula- 
tions and restrictions n^ctssary to effect a 25 percent reduction in 
the San Francisco Water Department's oe:. -dee area. These are set fort! 
in pamphlet entitled, "Recommended ^andar.ory V7ater Rationing Program'' 
of March 7, 1977, revised March 22, 1977. 

mmended penalties for wa:er use in excess of allotment were then 
discussed by Mr. Boyd. These are set forth in Schedule W-42 - Wa-«* 

in Excess of Allotment, end Schedule T\F— 4 3 - Flow Restricting in- 
stallations . 



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Item 9-C — Revised Water Rates for San Francisco and Suburban Customers 
was then discussed by Commissioners and Staff . 

Mr. Boyd explained that the Mater Department has volunteered a reduc- 
tion of $4.4 million from its 1377-73 budget, explaining that essen- 
tial improvements could be postponed a year. Thus, the rate increase 
could be held to 48 percent. He stated that Last Bay Municipal Utility- 
District is now considering an increase in water rates of 62-1/2 per- 
cent . 

i..- Boyd stated that at ls30 p.m. today it was determined that Vr 
Water Department would be able to give all regular customers th" =mtirr 
gear's allotment broken into segments. This informal will t 
the mail within three weeks. 

.-ponding to a question from Commissioner llcCrea, Mr. Boyd se x~ 
.tded that allocations to all residential units will be the .. ..i. 

In ponse to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Mr. Boyd ihat 
regular reports will be made to the Commission on the number > :.ppeals 
an '.-. uhisir disposition, as well as the districts affected. 

Commissioner H. Welton Fly. .i inquire about excessive use of deer — 
how the Water Department would decie to shut the water off .'jc . Boyd 
stated 'bat zecond viola tir: . i 11 /rounds for .'. . -*-*? " res- 
trictor-. Regarding c.,. use ^.n u^.i.^iit houses the .-£. department 
staff wi^i be advised by the City Attorney. The Board of Supervisors 
will be asked to enact an ordinance to subject violators to the police 
powers of the City. 

President Henning then opened the meeting to the public. 

Mr. Arthur S. Hecht, Secretary, Senior Community Advisory Council for 
the Commission on Aging, made a statement, a copy of itfhich is on file 
with the Secretary. 

Mr. David Miller, representing the resale customers, stated they had 
retained the firm of Leeds, Hill and Jewett to study the severity of 
the crisis. Their report confirmed the Water Department conclusion 
that there is an absolute need to implement a 25 percent reduction in 
water usage. Their association has adopted a "model ordinance' 1 which 
generally parallels the proposal of the Water Department. They will 
prepare a written text to present to the Commission. lie requested that 
peculiar need? and varying climactic conditions of resale customers be 
considered. 

Mr. Michael J. McLaughlin, representing Water Awareness Through Respon- 
sibility and Education, asked if a consumer could receive consideration 
for a violation in a given month if he had saved in excess of 25 per- 
cent in previous months , Mr. Boyd replied that staff is recommending 
to the Commission tnat the answer be 'no. ; ' 

Colonel Robert L, Rhea, General Manager, Westborough County Water 
District, stated he represents people who have already conserved 2 5 
percent in the first half of the calendar year. lie feels a 25 percent 
reduction on top of a reduction already achieved is unrealistic. Mr. 
Boyd stated that if such a person can prove such a saving, a double 
saving will not be demanded. 

Mr. Peter Roverts asked about the sewer tax. Mr. Boyd replied the 
home owner pays a flat amount a month on this charge, and this charge 
is under the jurisdiction of the Chief Administrative Officer and the 
Department of Public Works. 

Mr. Frank H. Lucas of the Association of Automatic Laundries of North- 
ern Calfiornia, said that rationing will bring a horde of new customer 



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to automatic laundries,, arid laundromats have to reduce water consump- 
tion by 10 percent. He suggested that rationing for laundries be 
based on the number of washes compared with the year before. 

Mr. Boyd suggested that Mr. Lucas discuss this with staff of Water 
Department to see if an accommodation can be made . 

Mrs . Odette M. LePendu made a statement, a copy of which is on file 
with the Secretary. 

Mrs. Irene Zable, representing SPEAK, stated San Francisco has a co^>~ 
i ntration of non-residents who are employed in the Citv. She pr~ 
S( ted a chart of the amount of water consumed by the?-; -ommute 1 - a 
c~ y of which is on file with the Secretary. 

• . J. A. DuLac stated that water is central to his work, which 

residence. As no previous record exists of his water con Ion, 
i ^uld be entitled to no water. Ill Boyd offered an amending ule 
4 . the Recommended Mandatory Water Rationing Program, to cc chis 
ty *f. situation, a copy of which is on file with the Secrete 

Mr ~, y Ire Piquet stated that the proposed plan is discriminate 
aga...r - i the poor in favor of the rich , and against the savers ivor 
of t wasters. If cuts e^i based or past records, the thri^ .. \re 
discr .linatec 1 against. 

Mr. uei' .-.akin mad:- :• siciciiii'Sivu, & -opy of which i; ;.c J .e with 
the Secit--.; 3 i.y . 

Mr. Dick J. Van Aggelen, representing himself and San Francisco Con- 
sumer Action, spoke. A copy of his statement is on file with the 
Seci , r.ary . 

Mr . Richard Brown said a committee should be set up to determine the 
minimum amount below which a family should not be restricted. There 
are three in his family, including a baby, and they conserved water 
last year, and now are being penalized. Mr. Boyd advised that when 
the exception process is set up he should seek an exception — that there 
are an estimated 2,000 similar cases in San Francisco that will require 
adjustment. 

Mr. Kamini K. Gupta, representing the Council of District Merchants, 
advocated cancelling conventions and reducing employments in San 
Francisco. He said the people in San Francisco should be preferred 
over others, as they bought the system in the first place. 

Mr. Alec S. Bash, of the Department of City Planning, distributed a 
letter to the Commissioners from R. Spencer Steele, Acting Director 
of Planning, a copy of which is on file with the Secretary. 

Edward Garcis stated he has built a reservoir behind his home to hold 
1500 gallons of water. He uses this water to wash his car, water his 
plants and fight fires . 

Don Hesse of the Human Rights Commission said printed matter should be 
available to foreign language media. Mr. 3oyd said this is being done. 

Mrs. Winifred McCarthy, representing the Apartment House Association, 
requested a copy of the proposed plan. 

Mr. William B. Kunsig, President, Residential Hotel Owners Association, 
stated there are more than 12,000 hotel rooms in San Francisco. Some 
$11 million has been funnelled into the General Fund from Hetch Hetchy 
and funds are going into other departments, particularly Muni. Mr. 
Moore reported there will be no surplus funds this year. Mr. Kunzig 
inquired about the service charge of 5 percent. Mr. Boyd explained 
this is a utility tax, and is collected by the Water Department and 
transmitted to the City Treasurer. 



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Mr. Russ Lowe, representing Chinese for Affirmative Action, stated he 
is concerned about the lack of bi-lingual staff for implementation of 
this plan, Mr. Boyd advised that mailings will be made in three lan- 
guages, and that some additional employments will be from these groups. 

Mr. Ranger Craven said it is illegal to drill wells, and illegal to 
to install water collecting devices. Mr. Boyd replied that waste wate: 
is governed by the Public Works Code. Water from wells probably would 
!c«=j highly contaminated. In San Francisco practically all water is for 
> -sehold use. Golden Gate Park is now using all of the recyclec 1 iliei 
I lible, and under the new sewer projects, there will Lvj an ex- ion 
t- irrigate golf courses, etc. 

Jane Nurre of the League of Women Voters stated her organir 
orts the water rationing proposa? - and supports long range 

Mi -don Salter said the long range forecast is for a dry yc and 
thf -recast for next year is the same-. He feels the Commissi \ould 
in* : gate why the Water Department v aited this long to instil ra- 
tio j. 

Mr. Clifford !. Boxley spc on behci of the poor people. -aid 
ther- View!. >e an exemr>ti - t' or and ol <1: . 

Mr. i - ■ aaffo of the Spanish Speaking Foundation sta ..-.a the infor- 
mation and educational campaign should also be in Spanish. 

Mr. William Palmatier spoke on behalf of low income people. He said 
rationing to some people means not filling the swimming pool or not 
watering the lawn, but for low income people it is the real thing - 
not foregoing a luxury . 

Mrs. Patty Loo said the allotment of water should not be based on 
last year's consumption only. iiany people in San Francisco are renters 
whose water bills are paid by landlords, and seme of these people are 
bad tenants and waste water . 

There sollowed a discussion among Commissioners, staff, and Mr. George 
E. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, 
Resolution No . 77 -0136 --Mandatory Water Rationing Program — was amended 
to include an upper use limit of 40 units for each living unit under 
Rule A-l, and to incorporate Rule 4, and was thereupon unanimously 
adopted by the Commission. 



Resolution Wo. 77-0137 — Penalties for Excessive Water Use under Water 
Rationing Program. 

On motion of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, this 
resolution was unanimously adopted. 



Item 9-C and Item 9-D by unanimous vote of the Commission were 
continued until Tuesday, March 29, at 2.30 p.m. in Room 282. 



Resolution No. 77-0138 — Public Hearing to consider routine grant appli 
cation for Federal operating assistance as provided by the National 
Mass Transportation Assistance Act (1IMTA) of 1974. 



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Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, llr . Curtis E. Green, 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated this yaar's grant is ade- 
quate and is a fair allocation. 



Item 23 — Approving the request for amendment in the amount of $200,000 
to the Planning, Operations and Marketing Study (POM) to establish 
•-.aintenance systems and procedures at the Municipal Railway, and re- 
sting the Board of Supervisors to approve reallocation of Title TI 
is to permit accomplishment of additional tasks undr- the Em*?ro ' . • .7 
tenance Program. 

• item was taken off calendar and the Acting Secret ^ry was i 
: alendar it for the Public Utilities Commission meeting of . 

A * * * ■>. 

Re- :ion No. 77-0154 — Adoption of a conflict of interest coc :su- 
an< the provisions of Government Code Sections 87300, et s< jov- 

ern. employees of the Commission and its Departments and Bu: 

Pres- -nt Ff •• ling inquired . the f. :s have beer. ~ spared, George 
L. C ■* iig Secretary, • ": led ■. the Confli'" of 7~ ■'.. Code 
must > . ced by the Boa; _. .-._._.. . ->ors before fox.. • -o pre- 
pare^ , 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 7 s 20 p.m. 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary 



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I 

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*%■ i I il u ^ s 

'■" PUBLIC UTILITI3S CO' MISSION 

CITY AND COUtlTY OF 3i\J FRAFCISCO 
■. 
George R. lloscone , ; !ayor 

Room 232, City iiall 
2:37 p.m. 

<£j March 29, 1977 

S FECIAL H "' JiTING 

:o ^iiss i:--.ers 

John F. ■ , Presio:..c 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Jelton Flynn 
Joseph P. Lyme 
Peter ucCrea 



-.US 



DE?AR r jiMtJilT3 
ilunicipal Railway 
Hetch He t cay Project 
Water Department 



BUR5AU3 
Accounts 
Public Service 
Personnel & Training 

T r a n s 5 or tat ion 

Safety 



Rudolf Ilotbenoerg 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER 

George L. Carey 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Orders 2 37 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, 

Peter i'cCrea 

Absent; Commissioners John F. Henning , Jr., Lydia Larsen 

Commissioner H. vJelton Flynn presided. 

SOLUTION 

dO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by F le , the 

following resolution was adopted ; 

.15 5 W Revising water rates 

Votes Ayes-Flyn- . Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne:, seconded by IcCrea, t 
following resolut .. ~>n was adopted, 

77-i 5 W Supplemental app:- oriation providing fun^ ^ffec 

mandat water ;ioning program - $2G0. 

Vote % lyme , i :^Crea 

The following resolution which was adopted March 
25, 1977 in Executive Session \7as announced; 

77-0158 G Appointing John B. Wantz General Manager of Public 

Utilities 

Vote: Ayes-Iienning, Larsan, Flynn, Byrne, ?"cCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the Acting 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF RUDOLF UOTIIEiJBERG, ACTING G^IJL^AL MANAGER 

An alternative method for funding Water Department operations, as sug- 
gested by the Commission at its meeting of March 22, 1977, will be sub- 
mitted today during consideration of the rate matter. It contains two 
new features, and is referenced as Alternative 2. 

First, after budget deliberations in the Mayor's Office, staff of the 
t/ater Department was able to further reduce funding requirements for 
the ensuing fiscal year. Revenue shortfall has been reduced from 15 
percent to 10 percent; and the Department is now requesting a flat 10 
percent increase. 

The other portion of the increase would make up for a 25 percent loss 
in sales. A 33 percent increase is needed to maintain operations. 

Under Alternate 1 tnere would be a percentage increase across the board 
and under Alternate 2, every user will pay a 9.7* per unit (100 cubic 
feet) charge for water in addition to a 10 percent increase. A com- 
parison of what this will do to costs of water to typical residences 
and typical major users has been prepared by staff of the Water Depart- 
ment. 

Mr. ilothenberg urged adoption of Alternative 2 if the Commission i^ 
convinced this plan will prove and economic disincentive to high water 
users . 



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Comparisons were made with six large users as to what the increases 
would be if straight percentage is applied to current rate blocks, or 
with a 10 percent across the board increase plus a flat fee for every 
unit of water used. The total annual cost to Treasure Island would 
be $143,051 compared to $164,5 51. Total cost to Lucky Lager would be 
$39,840 compared to $44,631. It is not known in the case of a large 
industry whether tnis increased cost would prove an effective disin- 
centive . 

j s believed that ultimately the Commission will have to look ■- 
blockage system as a whole. Either Alternative : r Alte 
.:.l provide the funds needed by the Water Departing Alte: 
:?uld provide economic disincentives for wanton u: if watex 

g-3 users and a small break to the small user. 

T OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF TH~ ' 7 ATER DSPARTI"E1-IT 



i'L ?nneth R. Boyd, Acting General V. -nager of the Water Dep?:. t, 
st I that a further reduction in f- : Water Department budge 
ap- imately $1,500,000 is being ma* . 

Par. f this reduction is *n ."i-.mds f.: • equipment, temporary " as 

and rious contractual s .^ wb; nre not being exper ' ^ 

yea. No maintenance pro_, :•■-••' ly before the Cor"-' ill 
be d 'c-r nor will any v ■• be diminished b_ ; . 

Unde alternative 2, while most of the home, owners would paj a little 
less, the upward adjustments would affect about 1300 accounts ; and 
for about 56 percent of these the additional increase would be less 
than $12 a year. The greatest remaining number would be increased 
between $12 and $300 a year. There are two extremely large accounts 
which would receive very substantial increases. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner HcCrea, Mr. Boyd stated 
that Alternative 2 would raise the suburban customers by 4 3 percent 
across the board, and the San Francisco customers would be charged a 
10 percent service increase plus a 9.70 unit charge for water, as 
opposed to Alternative 1 which would raise everyone by 43 percent. 



Commissioner Flynn then opened the meeting to the public. 

Mr. Arthur S. Kecht, representing the Senior Community Advisory Council 
of the San Francisco Commission on the Aging, made a statement, a copy 
of which is on file with the Secretary. 

Responding to a question from Mr. Hecht regarding the 9.70 per unit 
surcharge, Mr. Boyd explained that for normally doing business the 
Water Department needs a 10 percent increase in rates. However, be- 
cause water sales will decrease ly 25 percent the Department must 
make up 33 percent in revenue attributed only to the loss in water 
sales. The 33 percent or 9.70 a unit would provide the needed funds. 

Regarding the "lifeline 1 rate, Commissioner Flynn suggested that this 
matter be discussed with Water Department staff, and that it be pre- 
sented to the Commission at a subsequent date. 

Ms. Ellen Johnck of San Francisco Tomorrow Energy Committee, said that 
large commercial concerns and governmental agencies receive water for 
practically nothing. They should begin to conserve and re-use water. 
Also, staff of the Water Department should initiate a study of the wate. 
rate structure with respect to these users. She stated a 10 percent- 
increase across the board would support the proposal . 



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Commissioner McCrea stated he understands there is money in next year's 
budget to conduct a rate structure study. Commissioner McCrea asked 
if the in-house study would be adequate to justify restructuring the 
rates . 

Mr. Boyd replied that it would be wise to retain :. qualifi:3 expert 
in order to withstand legal challenge. He also said that by about 
rmber 15, 1977, the Water Department will indicate to the Commis- 
si substantially what the in-house costs will be. 

ictor Eonig said the p-oposal to add a 9.7C pc ' . cha: . 
'ion to the 10 percent increase still seems to L. ..scrimi 
;.ist the small consumer in favor of the large cor. _r. He 
..tement, a copy of which is on file with the Secretary. 

;o Ann Clayton, Executive Direc '. ■ - of San Francisco Consu 
ft >\\ read a statement, a copy of w3 .ch is on file with the ^ary. 

Mr. mini K. Gupta, representing tr San Franciso Council ol rict 
Me: ts Association, said if there-. 3 going to be a request. an 
inc sa in water rates, his associc on would oppose it befc e 
Boc; f Supervisors. He ' -■ ;i tbr; the Water Department :■ ■"..■ cut 

dov: permanent and tea ^ . ;."usl. Fixed costs &;:.■::•.' 
sus r] ,re possible, .Id be obtained ', 

Fed?; rnment. Capit. s should be stopi the 

bill' period should be e:... - .lc^ci -co i,:ree or four months. .ixiveries 
to 'cue Peninsula should be cut. Water experts should reest^~iish the 
concept of riparian law. 

Responding to Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Boyd advised that the City 
Attorney is working on an ordinance for the Board of Supervisors that 
would make violation of certain water regulations on wastage subject 
to code enforcement . 

Mr. David J. Miller, representing the Bay Area Water Users Ass'n., 
said his association wants to work with San Francisco to effect water 
savings, and that given these needs for less consumption there must 
be increases in revenue. 

He said it is his understanding that the matter of increased rates is 
predicated on the notion that the real contributions to be made by 
the suburban customers will remain unchanged and that his association 
can support one of the two proposals . 

Responding to Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Miller said he did question 
the legality of penalties to suburban customers. However, he felt 
the overriding matter at this time is to get the rationing plan into 
effect, and that every effort should be made by all parties to avoid 
litigation. 

Mr. Ray Remrael, Chief Engineer, City of Palo Alto, and Secretary to 
the Bay Area Water Users Ass'n., presented a report from Leeds, Hill 
and Jewett, a copy of which is on file with the Secretary . Mr. Keuunal 
expressed "grave concern" for the future. • If there is an additional 
year of sub-normal rainfall, the total water stored in Don Pedro 
Reservoir will be almost exhausted or down to a three month supply, 
and a long range contingency plan is urgently needed. 

Mr. Boyd replied that staff of Water Department feels that a further 
analysis should be put off until the snow melt is in the reservoirs - 
after June. The possible rehabilitation of the old Sunset wells is 
being investigated. Staff study indicates that water level is at 
about 100 feet, and the water quality would be suitable to mix with 
San Francisco water . Mr. Boyd stated an independent study is depen- 
dent upon the approval of the Board of Supervisors and it will be 
necessary to request a supplemental appropriation . 



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Commissioner Flynn requested that the issue of '"lifeline t: rates be 
studied by staff for presentation to the Commission. 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Deputy City Attorney, explained that the "life- 
Dine 1 ' matter- -which is actually a "householder's discount" — was ra- 
nd in October of 1976. The effect would have beer: to incr 
. to suburban customers; and this was enjoined by the U. S. I. '■.■'- 
■ . r. Court. 

-;r.ioner McCrea noted that many small users dor' -3 mel : 
service. 

?yd advised that a "lifeline" r?.te solely with:!. n Frzr 
1 not imbalance the payments. ■ . :h regard to apartment ho 
•". :mes more complex, br not irr. -^ible. 

C ^~ioner HcCrea moved, with Cornr.- rioner Byrne seconding. lopt 

A3 tive 2, the incremental rate ! :edules. On roll call lu- 

ti . 77-0155 — revised water rat- or San Francisco and t an 

cu: - rs — was unanimously ^dented I. the Commission. 



On Commissioner .on y j . 77-0156- -.tal 

app- ._.on in amount of ... .o^Iue funds to e. . u-andatoi: 

wat< rationing program — wa*. unanimously adopted by roll ca ', of the 
CoiTY.iSsion. 



On behalf of President ilenning, Commissioner Flynn announced that an 
Executive Session of the Commission was held on March 25, 1977, at 
which time Mr. John B. Uentz was appointed General Manager of Public 
Utilities by Resolution No. 77-0153. Mr Wentz will be reporting for 
duty on Monday, April 4, 1977. 

THEREUPON THi.. MEETING ADJOURNED - 3*40 n.m. 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 






PUBLIC UTILITIES C0I1MISSI0N 



CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



George R. Moscona, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2;53 p.m. 
-££- April 12, 1977 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Kenning, Jr., President 
Lydia Lersen, Vice President 
K. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 
Accounts 

Public Service 
Personnel & Training 
Safety 
Transportation 



John B . Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER Or PUBLIC UTILITIES 

George L. Carey 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Call to Order 2^42 p.n. 

Presents Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., H. Welton Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen arrived at 2s 53 p.m. 

The minutes of the regular meeting of March 22, 1977 and the Special 
Heeting of March 29, 1977 were approved and are on file in the office 
of the Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

RESOLUTION 

HO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0159 H Authorizing agreement with U. S. Geological Survey 
providing engineering services - estimated amount 
$47,400 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by IlcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0160 H ^id call for HH Contract do. 562 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by i'cCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted. 

77-0161 H Awarding i-ili Contract ;io . 552 to Amelco Electric of 
San Francisco - $233,950 

Voto o Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne , "^cCrea 

On motion of Byrne , seconded by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted, 

77 0162 i-i Completion of HH Contract 5 27 

Vote; Ayes-Lennnng, Larsen, Flynn, Byrn2 , McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adooted s 

77-0163 H Completion of HH Contract Jo. 477 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0164 H Approving Redevelopment Agency proposal for con- 
struction of street lighting system 

Voter Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted. 



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77-0165 H Approving Department of Public Works proposal for 
street, lighting construction 

Vote, Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Fiynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0166 II Setting Tuesday, "lay 10, 1977 at 2:30 p.m. for 
public hearing to consider revision of rates 
charged for furnishing Hetch Hetchy raower 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0167 W Awarding WD Contract Wo. 1722 to D. W. Uicholson 
Corporation of San Leandro for rehabilitation of 
Dumbarton "jriuge pipeline - $792,149 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0163 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1693 to Dalton Constructior 
Company of Foster City for main installation - 
$72,645 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, secondei by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0169 W Awarding WD Contract Nq. 1727 to Christner Co., Inc 
for main installation - $6,361.50 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0170 W Write-off of uncollectible accounts for February - 
$7,650.50 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0171 W Settlement of non-litigated claim of Galli 
Furniture Co. - $2,670.93 

Vote. Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrc. -> 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 



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77-0172 U Supplemental appropriation for various salary 
adjustments - 5585 

Vote. Ayes-Henning., Larsen , Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0173 W Collection of claims against miscellaneous debtors 
for March - $241.74 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne , McCrea 

On motion of McCrea.. seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0174 W Authorizing execution of agreement between Fremont 
and SFWD for joint use of road abutting City-owned 
land 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On notion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0175 M Dibit modification no. 6 for redesigning track 
alignment under MR Contract Ho. 613 - $1,890 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0176 M Supplemental appropriation providing funds for pay- 
ment to mi seel lane ious per diem employees - $14,404 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0177 M Supplemental appropriation providing funds for 
supervisorial differential adjustment --$14,379 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0170 M Supplemental appropriation providing additional 

compensation to miscellaneious per diem employees- 
$3,485 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

-0179 K Supplemental appropriation providing payment c : 
supervisorial differential adjustment - $1,14 



Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0180 M Supplemental appropriation providing cost of living 
increase got Cla&? 7347 - $337 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0181 M Supplemental appropriation providing funds for cost 
of living increase for Class 7358 - $49 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne,, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0182 M Supplemental appropriation providing funds for 

addition and abolishment of certain positions - $24 

Vote? Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0183 M Extension of Ho. 43-Roosevelt '/Jay Line 

Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0184 M Increase in revolving fund settlement amount from 
$1,500 to $3,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0185 M Payment of claims for February - $40,118.21 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McC, 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0136 M Compromise and collection of claims against miscel- 
laneous debtors for February - $3,345.98 

Vote;: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

•0157 M Settlement of claims against Railway - $4,55 

Vote. Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, K 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, reported as 
follows- 

Cable Car System 

On April 10, 1977 an incident occurred at Mason and Hyde Streets when 
the Mason cable car's grip did not drop the cable. The grip on the 
Hyde cable car hit the cable and stopped the car. It is assumed that 
the Mason cable grip is faulty, and that there was no operator error. 
There will be an engineering study. The Powell-Mason line was shut 
down until the morning of April 12, 1977. Six passengers received 
slight injuries. Service v/as provided by motor coaches. 

Proposal of Alfred Eggen 

For a number of years an employee of the Municipal Railway Cable Car 
Division, Mr. Alfred Eggen, has been proposing that the two cables 
used on the Powell -Mason line be combined. This operation, accom- 
plished two weeks ago, will save about $100,000 a year. Over $34,000 
will be saved in labor costs. Elimination of 1100 feet of cable and 
extended cable life will further reduce expenses by over $14,000. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager of the Municipal Railway, commende< 
Mr. Eggen" s proposal, and then introduced Mr. Rod Bartholomew, General 
Superintendent of the Cable Car Division, who stated this operation 
will improve service, and will not cut back on employments. 

Mr. Bartholomew then introduced Mr. Eggen, one of four wire rope 
mechanics in the Cable Car Division,, who explained the changeover 
from two cables to one by the use of a chart. He stated it was im- 
possible at times to make adequate repairs before the changeover, and 
it v/as necessary to discard cable because of two mechanical devices 
being on one track. The cable merger eliminates 1100 feet of cable; 
eliminates two 10-foot diameter sheaves (pulleys) , one 8 -foot sheave, 
and two 6-foot sheaves. It also eliminates 35 carrier pulleys and 
adds one 24-inch depression pulley. 

President Henning stated that Mr. Eggen' s v/ork is a reflection of the 
dedication of City personnel. He extended the appreciation of the 
Commission to Mr. Eggen, and said that the Board of Supervisors and 
taxpayers would also appreciate the savings in money and maintenance. 

A certificate of appreciation will be requested for Mr. Eggen from 
the Board of Supervisors, and the PUC will present a similar certifi- 
cate. Mr. Kenning mentioned that in the future little plaques might 
be placed on particular cable cars for contributions to the system, 
3est wishes and thanks were also extended to Mrs. Eggen. 

Meeting of Transportation Policy Group 

Mr. Wentz stated he attended his first meeting of this group. The 
preferential street program on Mission Street has been approved, and 
the work will be completed early in May. Signs giving times and routes 
of buses are going up this week on Polk Street north of Sutter Street. 
Also, work is well underway on the installation of new benches in this 
area. The Police Department will begin a survey of Stockton Street 
next week. Some truck zones will probably be established to facili 4 - a 
parking. Travel time on Post Street has not been materially improve' 
'■- regularity shows an improvement. There will be a public hearim 
.: Geary and O'Farrell Streets (38 line) on April 15, 1977. Post, 
■~ry and O'Farrell Streets east of Taylor Street are being studied 
11 day towaway on both sides of the street may be the answer. 



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Responding to a question from President Ilenning , Mr. Green advised 
that Mr. Dean Quinby is the liaison man with the Police Department. 

Monthly Report of Safety Director 

Mr. Wentz reported that 372 citations have been abated, and Muni is 
working on the remaining 80. The ten most serious citations have 
been corrected, and the only serious one left has to do with protection 
in the Cable Car Barn. 

Responding to an inquiry from Commissioner Lydia Larsen, Mr. Wentz 
replied that a few more citations are being issued. For the most 
part, Muni is concentrating on the backlog and on maintaining a current 
level . 

Water Rationing 

Mr. Wentz reported that according to Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting 
General Manager of the Water Department, water use is down 2 2 percent 
for the month of March on a system-wide basis. This is based on a 
sampling of customers in different categories. 

President Henning asked about the breakdown City-wide, and Mr. Wentz 
replied that the resale accounts have a reduced consumption of 22.3 
percent. This would indicate that City -wide reduction is "a shade" 
less than 22 percent. 

Mr. Wentz then distributed copies of the Water Bulletin to the Com- 
missioners. These bulletins, he explained, will be mailed to all 
customers beginning late today or tomorrow. Accompanying the bulletin 
will be a water allocation card for each customer for the balance of 
the year, indicating allocations for the various quarters. It is 
hoped that mailings will be completed by April 15, 1977. Excerpts 
will be printed in Spanish and Chinese and distributed to agencies in 
Spanish speaking and Chinese neighborhoods. Mr. wentz said he has 
personally sent a bulletin to each member of the Board of Supervisors 
together with a summary of the program. The Board of Supervisors will 
hold a hearing on water rates at 2s 00 p.m., April 25, 1977. 

President Henning inquired about the exemption procedure covered 
under Rule 3A. Mr. 3oyd explained that the basic rule has always 
called for a written application showing justification, but that Rule 
3A allows the staff more discretion. 

Mr, Wentz said he is proud of the job the staff has done. He distri- 
buted to members of the Commission a summary of Central Valley water 
:oiditions from Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, lietch Hetchy Water 
and Power. 

Mr. Wentz then thanked the Commission and staff for the confidence ex- 
pressed in him, and said it would be a pleasure to work for the City 
of San Francisco and with the Commission and staff. 



BUSINESS 



gto Car thy Bill 



• John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
. sorted that the Board of Supervisors has expressed in a resoluti ■.-■ 
■? agreement with the principles of this bill. The Board proposec 
• monies be returned to the Municipal Railway and AC Transit be. r 
^rvice provided, passengers carried, and other factors. These 
ors leading to a formula on which Muni could participate in th 
^rcent. Staff is working with representatives in Sacramento 
-re that the final language of the bill preserves San Franciso 1 ' 
interest to the maximum. Commissioner McCrea requested that a reso'. 
tion supporting the bill as appropriately modified be submitted. 



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Subcommittee on Handicapped Accessibil ity 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen reported that on April 1, 1977, there was 
a meeting of the Subcommittee on Handicapped Accessibility, This 
Committee was phased out upon the election of representatives to the 
Board of Control. Mr. George L. Carey, Acting Secretary, Public 
Utilities Commission, will forward a letter to the Board of Supervisors 
the Planning Department and the Mayor's Office asking that the appoint- 
ments be made quickly. 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

Resolution No. 77-0166— Setting Tuesday, May 10, 1977 at 2s30 p.m., 
for public hearing to consider the adoption of rate schedules to be 
charged by the Public Utilities Commission for furnishing Hetch Hetchy 
power to private consumers and municipal departments of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 

Mr. George E. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, advised that the case 
pending before the Ninth Circuit Court in no way deters us from moving 
ahead on this hearing. 



President Kenning asked Mr. Boyd to explain what is being done to up- 
grade wells last used in the early 19 30 's. 

Mr. Boyd stated that with the possibility of another dry winter, staff 
is going over old records. These wells are in the Sunset District, 
and in 1930 pumped about 6-1/2 million gallons of water. The water 
level is approximately at the same level now, and water quality would 
hopefully be acceptable. Three of the wells are being investigated 
under a contract to determine whether casings are in good order, and 
a pump will be put down. Private wells in San Francisco are also 
being investigated, and there may be some that can be used for irriga- 
tion or sanitary purposes. A full report will be made at a later date 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Mr. Boyd said that 
at present staff is not sure whether all 18 wells in the Sunset are 
useable. If the three now being investigated are good, others will 
be tested. 



^missioner Peter McCrea referred to the monthly report of the 
Emergency Maintenance Program, and stated he would like projections 
on the various production charts of the money being spent. Mr. Gre- 
and Rino Bei , Director of the Transit Improvement Program, assured 
him that projections of money spent would be made for each category of 
vehicle . 



Item No. 25 — Approving the request for amendment in the amount of 
$20 0,000 to the Planning, Operations and Marketing Study (POM) to 
establish maintenance systems and procedures at the Municipal Railway, 
and requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve reallocation of 
Title II funds to permit accomplishment of additional tasks under the 
Emergency Maintenance Program. (Deferred from calendar of March 22, 
1977.) 

responding to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Mr. Green stated 
that Muni wishes to perform additional work on the cable cars with 
the $199,000 that is in the emergency maintenance program that could 
be released if Muni were to obtain these funds. ?\fter further dis- 
cussion betv/een Commission and staff, Commissioner Byrne moved and 
Commissioner Larsen seconded that this item be put over for two weeks, 
and this motion was unanimously passed by the Commission. 



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Resolution no 77-0183— -Authorizing extension of Ho, 43-Iiasonic Line 
weekday nights, Saturday. Sunday and holidays from Presidio Avenue 
and Sacramento Street. 

Mr. Green indicated with a chare the proposed extension. He stated 
that presently the No. 43 line ends at Sutter and Presidio Avenue. 
There is sufficient stop-over time at the terminal to extend the line 
to Sacramento Street and Presidio Avenue and provide connections for 
the No. 1 and Ho. 3 lines and the 55 Line, plus the Jewish Recreation 
Center and people living to the west of Presidio Avenue at no increased 
cost. The new terminal will be at California Street, and Presidio 
Avenue , which is a daytime terminal for the Wo. 3 line. 



After discussion between the Commission and staff concerning Forest 

Hill Station and the proposed cable car extension on Taylor Street, 

President Henning scheduled these items at the Public Utilities 
public meeting of April 26, 1977. 

Mr. Rino 3ei, who has been meeting with neighborhood groups regarding 
these -two proposals for the last two years, said he will notify these 
groups—that the topics will be heard . 

THEREUPON, .THE .MEETING ADJOURNED s 3 1 50 p.m. 



George L. Carey 
Acting Secretary 



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PUBLIC UTILITIES CO?iliISSIOLT 



CITY AilD COUI-ITY OF SAH FRANCISCO 



George R. Hoscone, ilayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2 :32 p.m. 

April 26, 1977 






COHj IIS SIGNERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Ualton Flynn 
Joseph P. 3yrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTI-lEiETS 
Municipal Railway 
Ketch Hetchy Project 
vtfater Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 



Join B. Wentz 

GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Orders 2; 32 p.m. 

Present Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Lydia Larsen, 

!. Talton Flynn, Peter HcCrea 

Absents Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of April 12, 1977 were approved 
and are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 
Commission. 



Commissioner Henning was excused from the meeting at 5; 30 p.m. and 
Commissioner Larsen presided. 

RESOLUTION 

MO. On motion of Flynn, seconleJ L>y "IcCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0189 H Supplemental appropriation providing for purchase 
of power for resale - $5,232,000 

Vote; Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0190 H Supplemental appropriation paying PG&E and Hetch 

Hetchy for supplying gas and electricity to public 
buildings - $250,000 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0191 H Bid call for BLHP No. 194 

Votes Ayes -Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0192 H Extension of BLEP Contract Ho. 193 

Votes Ayes -Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0193 H Bid call for HH Contract No. 573 

Votes Ayes -Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0194 H Debit modification No. 1 providing for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 564 - $5,000 



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Vote;. Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On notion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted z 

77-0195 H 'ebit modification "do. 1 providing for additional 
work under HH Contract No. 543 - $2,755 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0196 W Bid call for MD Contract No. 1713 

Vote; Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0197 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1721 to Ameron, Inc., Pipe 
Lining Division of Wilmington, CA for recondition- 
ing San Andreas Pipeline Mo. 1 - $219,500 

Vote? Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0198 W Credit modification of $1,344.20 and accepting com- 
pletion of WD Contract Mo. 1716 

Vote: Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 
Commissioner Henning returned at 5s 40 p.m. 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted? 



77-0199 W Authorizing morator.iu on grazing lease agreements 
Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-020 W Settlement of litigated claim of Michael John 
O'Donnell by payment to plaintiff of $5,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0201 ,i Approving request for $200,000 to Planning, Opera- 
tions and Marketing Study and requesting Board of 
Supervisors to approve reallocation of Title II 
funds 



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Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn , McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0202 M Restating --.vpport for extension of cable car Line 

Wo. 5 9 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0203 M Awarding MR Contract Ho. 634 to Johnson-Western 
Gunite of Oakland for crack repairs - $34 2,350 

Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

77-0107 M Requesting warrants in settlement of claims - 
$32,600 

Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0204 M Affirming support of Assembly Bill No. 1107 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0205 M Approving conditions for accepting Federal Grant 

for planning and implementing transit services for 
elderly and handicapped 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0206 GO Approv ng $1,200 travel expense advance for legal 
work in Muni Railway case 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions ar^ on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities 



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Meeting with DOT Personnel 

On April 18, 1977 Mr. Wentz and staff met with Department of Transpor- 
tation personnel, Mr . Terrence Bracy,. Assistant Secretary of DOT and 
with staffs of Department of Public Works and Planning. Early reor- 
ganization snd staffing was urged for UMTA so we could move forward 
with our grant funding. 

Budget Hearings 

The Board of Supervisors budget analyst has suggested a significant 
cut in platform operator hours, and staff is working diligently 
against this proposed cut. 

Security Program 

Police Capt. Don Taylor has a good grasp of this program. CETA funds 
will be available May 1, 1977. There will be a 30-day training pro- 
gram for the "red coats," and training for Muni security personnel. 
By mid-June the program will be in operation. 

Resources Conservation Specialist 

Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager of the Water Department, and 
Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System, 
are cooperating on job duties with the Civil Service Commission, and 
a position specification will be prepared. 

Capital Improvement Coordinating Committee 

A Capital Improvement Coordinating Committee is being developed at 
the Muni with Mr. Tom Matoff to serve as chairman. This will be an 
in-house structure to develop a unified annual approach for capital 
grants. 

Cable Car Incident 

On April 18, 1977, at 10s 45 a.m., the grip of a California cable car 
being towed to the barn caught the cable of a Powell-Mason car which 
failed to drop the cable. Fortunately, cable splicers were on duty, 
and service was resumed on April 19, 1977. Mo injuries were sustained 
This incident was due to operator failure. 

SFMRIC 

A number of modifications have been approved at the Muni Metro Rail 
Center and at the Woods facility. The fleets of GMC and Flxible 
buses have been turned over to the City at a fee of $1 each by SFMRIC 
on expiration of tfte purchase lease. Both principal and interest pay- 
ments for the initial Subway Signal System payment will have to be 
paid out of the construction fund as the System is not complete. The 
firm of Hood and Strong has been selected for the annual audit. 

Water Rationing 

Mr. Wentz reported there have been far fewed requests for exceptions 
than anticipated. Thus far there have been 2,165 telephone calls, 
2,111 letters requesting exceptions, and a total of 112 counter inter- 
views. (On April 25, 1977 there were only 12 interviews.) 

Allotment cards have been mailed to all but 2,500 accounts. On April 
25, 1977 the Board of Supervisors held over for one week the rate 
increase and penalties proposal pending the Health and Environmental 
Committee hearing to review the rationing program. 



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Public Hearing - Electric Power Service 

Oral L. Moore , General Manager, Retch Hetchy Water and Power System, 
has advised delaying the public hearing on the proposed electric 
power service rate increase from May 10 to May 24, 1977, as the State 
PUC has approved a fuel cost adjustment increase. Therefore, recal- 
culation of the proposal will be necessary. 

Maintenance Program 

Mr. bTothenberg has indicated that Muni may be able to qualify for 
additional Title II funds for maintenance. This matter will be ire 
ported on at the next Commission meeting. 



Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported on 
the Sam-Trans proposal. He stated that some time last year Sam-Trans 
decided to take over certain services emanating in Santa Clara and 
San Mateo Counties running into San Francisco to the 7th and Mission 
Street depot. This service has been provided by Greyhound. 

According to Mr. Green, a terminal point near the Ferry Building would 
be best - Sam-Trans had requested permission to operate on Market 
Street to 9th Street. As Market is already heavily congested, no 
additional bus service should be permitted. The Commission agreed, 
and requested that Muni negotiate further with Sam-Trans . This has 
been done, and other City Departments have also had input. 

Mr. Green referred to a chart which delineated two services - a rush 
hour express of no more than 16 buses in service from 7; 00 to 9s 00 a.m. 
and from 4;00 to 6*00 p.m.; and a Bayshore Local running twice and 
hour. If Greyhound is to discontinue service, and Sam-Trans is not 
allowed to provide service, people would come to the City by auto, 
causing more congestion. 

At the last meeting of the Streets and Transportation Committee of the 
Board of Supervisors Mr. Green was requested to return an expression 
of support from the PUC. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Green stated 
there \;ould be stops on Mission Street, and that alternatives that used 
other streets had been considered but that Howard or Folsom Streets 
would not provide a viable service. 

Mr. IJentz stated that MTC officials are anxious that all parties arrive 
at some compromise. 

Mr. John Mauro, General Manager of Sam-Trans, said that Sam-Trans will 
be running a total of only 86 trips in and out of San Francisco, and 
the majority of Sam-Trans trips would be terminated at Daly City. 
Fares would be adjusted to be compatible with S. P. Sam-Trans would 
provide about one-half the service now provided by Greyhound. Unlike 
some transit districts which have rush hour trips only, Sam-Trans buses 
would return immediately to the Peninsula, and would operate from 
5; 00 a.m. until after mid-night. It would be possible to go by bus 
directly into each of the communities and to the Airport by Sam-Trans . 

Commissioner H. Wei ton Flynn asked how many more cars would be coming 
into San Francisco if Sam-Trans service is not provided. Mr. Mauro 
stated there are 40,000 automobiles coming from the Peninsula directly 
into San Francisco, and about 4,000 Greyhound customers. Mr. Green 
said about 1,000 people get off the Greyhound system each day and ride 
Muni . 



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Commissioner McCrea stated that he cannot agree to additional rush 
hour buses on Mission Street, which is already subjected to an ex- 
tremely critical congestion situation. A similar reaction was voiced 
by Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President of Local 250--A, Transport Workers 
Union. 

Mr. Martin stated that Muni's highest accident rate comes from 
Mission Street between First and 14th. The problem is serious on 
Market and worse on Mission, especially because the jitneys operate 
on this street. The union feels it essential, he said, the some other 
street be selected. 

Mr. Mauro stated that Sam-Trans does have an alternative. This is a 
plan to come in to the City on U. S. 101, the Washington Street ramp, 
Washington Street, and on Battery Street to Howard -- returning via 
1-280. The only stops would be in the financial district. 

Mr. J. Elberling of CAP-Trans mentioned two concerns - interfering 
with Muni, and competing with S. P. Once Sam-Trans is in operation 
they could run as large a schedule as they desire. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAP-Trans stated there have been hearings before the 
State PUC, transcripts of which have not been seen by the Commission. 

Mr. Mauro stated there was a one-day public hearing, and a copy of the 
transcript has been available. Sam-Trans is contracting with Grey- 
hound to buy the service, and at the end of three years will own the 
service. This transaction was approved by the State PUC this morning. 
Mission Street is not a restricted street, and MTC has approved the 
project. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded that this 
matter be sent back to Muni for alternate proposals, and be put over 
to the next meeting. This motion was unanimously passed. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW 3USINESS 3Y COMMISSIOHERS 

President Henning announced the appointment of Romaine A. Smith as 
Secretary of the Commission. He introduced her to the Commission and 
welcomed her. 



Resolution No. 77-0202--Approving and restating Commission support for 
the Transit Improvement Program extension to Fisherman's Wharf of 
cable car Line No. 59. 

Tnis item was taken out of order. Mr. Green stated that in January, 
1974 this extension was approved for two blocks. A later amendment 
would extend the line a third block from Bay and Taylor Streets to a 
parking lot at Jefferson and Taylor Streets. Thus, an off-street 
boarding facility would be provided. Supervisor Dianne Fainstein has 
proposed elimination of the project so the funds might be used for 
other cable car programs. 

Mr. Rod Bartholomew, General Superintendent of the Cable Car Division, 
said three blocks is a difficult walk for the elderly, infirm and 
small children, and that it is a high crime rate area. During the 
summer there is often a 30 to 40-minute wait, and it is much better 
for people to wait in tne Fisherman's Wharf area, which is well 
lighted. The extension would also open up Taylor Street to automobile 
traffic. 



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Mr. Graen introduced Mrs. Frieda Klussmann, President of Cable Car 
Friends. Sne stated that in her judgment the project would benefit 
the entire City. 

Mr. Pd.no Sei , Program . ianagar of the Transit Improvement Program, said 
the terminal would be similar to the one at Victorian Park, but with 
a nautical motif. Boarding would be controlled, and fares would be 
collected before cars leave the terminal. The project has received 
previous approval and Muni is ready to proceed at the direction of tha 
Commission. A negative environmental impact declaration has been 
rendered by City Planning. Opposition is limited to a few merchants 
along Taylor Street. UMTA will fund the project if the City indicates 
a desire. However, the City will lose the funding if it is not used 
for this project. Money has been appropriated by Congress, and some 
other transit system will receive it if we do not accept it. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Bei said the time 
frame for construction is three to four months. The design period will 
be six months, but construction must be timed for off-season. Work 
would commence in October, 1973, and be completed in May, 1979. The 
Northeast Waterfront Plan, which includes this extension, has been 
approved by the Planning department and the Port Commission. 

Mr. Robert Meyers of the Department of City Planning said the plan for 
the northeast Waterfront is the result of 1-1/2 years' work by indi- 
viduals representing diverse interests in the City - labor, business, 
conservation, etc. The extension of the cable car line was official 
Master Plan policy in 1959 for the Planning Commission. This was 
reaffirmed in January. 

The staffs of Muni, the Port Commission, Department of Public Works 
had substantial input. A detailed traffic survey of the Fisherman's 
Wharf area was undertaken, and the first conslusion was that congestion 
could not be entirely eliminated. There will, however, be a general 
redevelopment of the area, and the cable car extension would provide 
a catalyst toward that end. The Department of City Planning endorses 
the plan. 

Mr. Jeffrey Lee of Department of Public Works discussed traffic manage- 
ment in the area. 

President Henning then invited public comments. 

A Muni rider suggested closing Taylor Street to traffic now from 
Columbus Street to the terminus. The streets could be remodeled to 
look like 'old San Francisco. t: 

Mr. Virgil Casselli, A Friend of Cable Cars, a member of the Fisher- 
man's Wharf Assn., and President of Ghirardelli Square, said that cable 
cars are a major tourist attraction and a -»ey to revenues. A majority 
of businesses on the Wharf favor the proposed extension. There will 
always be a problem with traffic. There is a crime problem, and a 
social cost in not doing anything. The money is available, this is 
part of a long range plan and a key to the development of the north 
waterfront. 

Mr. Norman Rolfe stated that San Francisco Tomorrow endorses the ex- 
tension. He urged that Taylor Street be closed off to automobile 
traffic . 

Mr. Dan Ponder, President of Fisherman's Wharf Assn., stated that 
tourists usually take the Powell-Mason line to the Wharf, and are let 
off three blocks from their destination, which is an unattractive 
spot and does not give a good impression of the City. 

Mr. Sal Balistreri, President of the Fisherman's Wharf Merchants Assn., 
state* 1 the majority of the merchants are in favor of the extension. 



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Mr. Lawrence B. Martin,, President of TWU, Local 2 50-A, stated members 
of the union are enthusiastic about the extension, as there is a crowd 
control problem at Bay and Taylor Streets, and rest room facilities 
for Muni drivers will be available when extension is completed. 

Resolution Wo. 77-0202 was unanimously adopted by the Commission, with 
the stipulation that concurrent steps be taken to implement the traffic 
reduction objectives of the Northeast Waterfront plan, specifically 
including the closure of Taylor Street north of Jefferson Street to 
normal automobile traffic and the creation of exclusive transit lanes 
on Jefferson and Beach Streets. 



Item Wo. 22 — Approving and restating Commission support for the Transit 
Improvement Program Forest Hill Station Project. This item was taken 
out of order. 

Mr. Rino Bei stated the Forest Hill Station was originally approved by 
the Commission in 1971 at approximately $2 million in the grant appli- 
cation. 

Mr. Bei then showed slides of the Embarcadero Station, the Van Hess 
Station (first "Muni only' : station) , Church Station, Castro Station, 
and the West Portal Station (currently under construction) and the pre- 
sent station at Forest Hill. 

Mr. Bei said Forest Hill Station was designed in 1915, and the contrast 
with the new stations is striking. 

In 1973 Frank Hunt and Co. made a review of Forest Hill Station. Four 
alternative plans were presented. Mr. Bei discussed these plans by 
means of charts . 

He explained that Alternate I would require another elevator shaft, and 
would retain the present stair wells . An emergency exit would be 
needed. This plan was rejected by UMTA. 

Alternate II would have an entrance on each side of Laguna Honda Blvd. 
There would be a mezzanine fare level. The existing station would have 
to be moved 80 feet toward downtown. The cost in 1979 would be approx- 
imately $10 million. 

Alternate III would replace the entire station. It would cost approxi- 
mately $15 million and would have buses at a lower level. 

Alternate IV would be like III but be a larger station. The station 
would be centered on the platform. This would cost approximately $18 
million. 

Department of Public Works has acknowledged the benefits to be derived 
by separating the buses, and eliminating the bus turn-around. 

According to Mr. 3ei , financing has been worked out with department of 
Public Works and City Planning. There is a total of $4.8 million in 
FAU funding. UMTA would fund the balance at a 20-80 split. Something 
over $3 million in local money would be required. 

A solution to memorialization is rapidly being approached with the 
State Historical Society. 

Direction is needed by the Commission as to which plan to follow. 

President Henning said that Alternates I and IV should be ignored. Al- 
ternate II does not have underground facilities for buses and retains 
the existing building shell. Alternate III has an added shaft and two 
escalators . 

Mr. Bei pointed out that Alternate III gives the City a completely new 
station, and Mr. Green said the great pedestrian-auto-bus accident 
hazard would be virtually eliminated. 

BOCUMEWS 

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Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
reported that FAU allocations have been developer! mutually between 
DPW, City Planning and Muni. These priority determinations resulted 
in a 5 -year budget with three categories - Transit, Streets and Street- 
Transit. This budget is now approved by the Board of Supervisors and 
MTC, allocating funds for specific line items included in that budget. 

Street-transit money was agreed upon to go to the highest priority 
projects, and this station is Muni's highest priority. If monies are 
not used for this station, they must be used for some other street- 
transit purpose. Additional projects would have to be developed that 
would consume $2.7 million. There has been great difficulty in the 
Bay Area in allocating FAU funds and San Francisco's committee system 
and procedure has been lauded as the way to go. 

As the meeting was opened to public comments, Mr. Elmer Curtis, repre- 
senting West of Twin Peaks Council, stated that the Council endorsed 
Alternate III. 

Mr. Rudolf Nothenberg said it is his opinion that another look should 
be taken at the use of FAU funds . 

President Henning stated it is the general feeling that funds can be 
used to put buses underground, and asked if funds could readily be 
reallocated to the Department of Public Works. 

Mr. Al Browning of the Forest Hill Home Owners Assn. stated the eight 
board members of his association are strongly in favor of Alternate III, 

Mr. Stanley M. Smith of the San Francisco Building and Construction 
Trades Council, stated that there is a transit need for Alternate III 
as well as a lot of nemployed people in San Francisco, and he recom- 
mended Alternate III. 

Ms. Evelyn Lillie, representing the Forest Hill Assn. said that the 
present Forest Hill station is a "terrible place. |; She recommended 
Alternate III, and said there is a need to put buses underground be- 
cause of the traffic problem. 

Ms. Frances Miller, who lives in the area, said the needs of many stu- 
dents and church goers should be met. There is a safety factor, and 
people from all over the City are influenced. 

Mr. Martin said the Transport Workers Union would like to see bus 
operation underground, separated from other traffic. 

President Henning inquired about a schedule for construction, and Mr. 
Bei replied that commencement of construction is approximately two 
years away. An environmental impact report must be provided, and bid 
documents prepared. Construction will take approximately 2-1/2 years. 

Mr. Bei informed the Commission that Mr. Henry Sicabaig, Superintendent 
of Laguna Honda Hospital, is extremely enthusiastic about the project, 
and a detour road will be built to go around the excavation site. 

Mr. Wentz pointed out that LRV vehicles would have to use the old sta- 
tion for as long as a year. The platforms could be raised to enable 
this operation for $65,000. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Lydia Larsen, Mr. Bei 
stated that Alternates II and III would be completely accessible to 
the handicapped, including telephones and rest rooms. 



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It was then moved by Commissioner McCrea, ~ c ended by Commissioner 
Flynn, and unanimously passed by the Commission that this item be put 
over to the next Commission meeting in order to reaffirm through the 
FAU Committee that Alternate III is the highest priority for FAU 
money . 



President Henning left at 5s 30 p.m. and Vice President Lydia Larsen 
presided. 

Resolution Wo. 77-0189 — Approving supplemental appropriation,, amount 
$5,232,000, from existing Hetch Hetchy funds, to provide funds for 
purchase of power for resale. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Pother System 
advised that this amount will purchase power for resale through June 
1977. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Moore said this 
amount reflects PG&E fuel costs for the balance of the year. 

Some Hetch Hetchy projects will have to be deferred according to Mr. 
Wentz . 



At 5^40 p.m. President Henning returned. 

Resolution No. 77-0199--Authorizing a moratorium for at least one 
year, commencing November 1, 1977 through October 31, 1978, on grazing 
lease agreements for grazing of livestock on San Francisco Water 
Department watershed land in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties . 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, Acting General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, said $422,000 would be the maximum revenue loss. It is 
his opinion that the Water Department budget will not be affected by 
this possible loss of revenue. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea requested that the PUC General Office staff 
together with "Latch btchy and the Water Department prepare and for- 
ward a projection to the Commission of increased costs and revenue 
loss, aside from water rationing, as a result of the drought. 



Resolution Wo. 77-0201 — Approving the request for amendment in the 
amount of $200,000 to the Planning, Operations and Marketing Study 
(POM) to establish maintenance systems and procedures at the Municipal 
Railway, and requesting the Board of Supervisors to approve realloca- 
tion of Title II funds to permit accomplishment of additional tasks 
under the Emergency Maintenance Program (deferred from calendar of 
April 12, 1977) . 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Wentz stated 
that negotiating with UTDC on a sole-source basis would result in a 
significant savings in time. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he wished to register his concern regarding 
the sole-source method. 

Commissioner Larsen said she would like to see $200.-000 to develop in- 
house expertise. 



Mr. Wentz stated that temporary manpower is needed to beef up our 
power ability, and that people do not wish to come to work for a ; 



man- 

short 

period of time. 



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Mr. Green advised that Muni will soon be ready to move from 24th 
Street to the Woods facility, and Muni Metro operation will soon be 
ready to commence. IJith the present problems of transit it is accep- 
table to buy the kind of expertise to do all that must be accomplished 
within time limits. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, Commissioner Flynn seconded, and the 
Commission unanimously adopted Resolution Wo. 77-0201 with the stipu- 
lation that it be on a non-sole source basis. 



Resolution No. 77-0204 — Affirming support for Speaker McCarthy's 
Assembly Bill No. 1107, modified herein. 

Dr. Christensen stated this bill proposes to allocate 70 percent of 
the l/2<= sales tax to BART, with 30 percent to be allocated to three 
Bay Area operators . Increased costs of fuel and power would be one 
basis for a claim and additional service after January 1, 197 8 would 
be the only other. However, it is felt funds should be allocated for 
general operating expenses, and further, that there isn't enough 
money in the sales tax to relieve the needs of all operators over a 
5-year period. Additional funds will be required from Bay Bridge 
tolls and other alternate sources. There will be deficiencies even 
though bridge tolls, Section 5 money, and TDA funds are included. 
Allocation of funds should be based on service provided, and the num- 
ber of riders carried. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if 35 percent of operating expenses are 
coming from the fare box, and Dr. Christensen replied no. He said 
that if the subsidy for services provided for the elderly and handi- 
capped were included, as permitted in the bill, Muni would be receiv- 
ing approximately 33.4 percent of operating expenses from revenues. 

Commissioner McCrea stated" he would like to rj° on record as D^ing 
against the 35 percent limitation. 

Mr. Martin said the TITO opposes the entire bill, but especially the 
35 percent fare requirement. He said the T/7U strongly opposes the 
requirement to increase fares to offset the full cost of any labor 
settlement above a level specified by MTC. 

President Henning pointed out that the bill must go through the 
Legislative and Personnel Committee of the Board of Supervisors. 

Resolution No. 77-0204 was adopted by the Commission subject to a modi- 
fication to remove any 35 percent ratio requirement for fares to oper- 
ating costs, and to remove the requirement to increase fares to off- 
set the full cost of any labor settlement above a level specified by 
MTC . 



Resolution No. 77-0205 — Approving conditions for accepting a Federal 
grant for planning and implementation of transit services for the 
elderly and handicapped, and requesting approval from the Mayor and 
the Board of Supervisors for acceptance of the grant. 

Dr. Christensen explained that a work program has been developed for 
implementing services to the elderly and handicapped. This resolution 
now requests the Beard of Supervisors and the Mayor to approve sub- 
mittal of the work program that has been developed as a result of 
meetings for funding by a Federal grant. 



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Commissioner McCrea moved, Commissioner Larsen seconded, and the 
Commission passed the motion to defer the hearinq to consider the re- 
vision of schedule of rates and discounts to be chargorl by Public 
Utilities Commission for Hetch Hetchy Electric Power Servloo scheduled 
for May 10, 1977 to May 24, 1977 at 2; 30 p.m. in Room 2R2, City Hall. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 6:25 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY A1TD COUI-7TY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

George R« Moscone.- Mayor 



Room 2 82, City Hall 




2:40 p.m. 
- May 10, 1977 

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COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. ?Jelton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railv/ay 
Hetch Ketchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Transportation 

Safety 



John B. T >7entz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order; 2=40 p.m. 

Present Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Lydia Larsen, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 

The minutes of the regular meeting of April 26, 1977 were approved as 
amended and are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public 
Utilities Commission. 



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RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted- 



77-0208 H Bid call on HH Contract No. 454 for construction 
of Moccasin Sewage Treatment Plant 

Vote-. Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-02 09 H Issuing order for service to PG&E to provide 

alternate services for various locations - $123,643 

Vote- Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0210 H Accepting completion of HH Contract 514 

Vote; Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0211 H Debit modification no. 2 providing $2,929.50 for 
additional work under HH Contract No. 529 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0212 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1715 to Pat Kennelly 

Construction of Couth San Francisco for main instal- 
lation - $56,150 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

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On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0213 W Requesting Controller transfer $60,000 for holiday 
and overtime pay for Crafts 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0214 W Accepting completion of WD Contract No. 1679 

Vote, Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0215 W Approving compromise of claims against miscellaneous 
debtors - $2,073.85 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0216 W Supplemental appropriation providing for settlement 
of damage claims - $61,487 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0217 W Authorizing City Attorney to have judgment of con- 
demnation fixing fair market value for portion of 
Water Department property 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0218 Restating Commission support for Transit Improvement 

Program Forest Hill Station project 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne 
Wo -McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0219 M Bid call on vending machine service agreement 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Eyrne , McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0220 M Supplemental appropriation/transfer providing 
$1,148,000 to cover revenue deficiency 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted- 

77-0221 M s elemental appropriation providing $723,500 for 
operational needs 



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Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen , Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0222 M Supplemental appropriation of $16,894 providing 
supervisorial differential adjustments 

Vote^ Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0223 M Transfer of old and surplus shop equipment for 
permanent loan to Bay Area Electric Railroad 
A3 jociatioii 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0224 M Considering proposed Charter amendments relating 
to creation of Transportation Commission 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne 
Hoes -Larsen, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0225 M Payment of $39,502.76 from revolving fund for 
claims 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0226 M Compromise and collection of claims - $8,198.23 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0207 M Requesting warrants in settlement of claims against 
Railway - $8,0 00 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0227 G Confirming transfer of funds under $10,000 sub- 
mitted by departments during Third Quarter 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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Copies of the above resolutions are on file in tiie office of the 
Secretary of the Public utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Mantz, General Manager of Public Utilities s 

Water Conservation ; 

Mr. Wentz stated that at the time the Board of Supervisors unanimously 
approved the water rates and penalties, Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General 
Manager of the Water Department, made commitments that; (I) The 
Water Department would investigate users of over 300 gallons per day 
to determine if excess water is being allocated. (2) The staff, 
through the Public Utilities Commission, will report back to the 
Board of Supervisors within three months on the effectiveness of the 
rationing program. (3) The staff will recommend a proposed lifeline 
rate for residential customers to the Commission by the end of Novem- 
ber. 

Approximately 10,000 requests fro exceptions to allocations have been 
received, and about 2,000 have been processed and upward adjustments 
made. Hopefully, the calance can be processed by the end of this 
month. A tabulation of random 30-day meter readings for the month 
of April has been prepared. 

This tabulation, also presented to the Supervisors,, reflects usage 
from 100 cubic feet to 4,000 cubic feet. Average usage is 1600 cubic 
feet, and the bill for this amount will go up 50<= per billing period, 
plus a utility tax of 2-1/2C. Copies of this tabulation were given 
to the Commissioners . 

The Goodyear Company aas agreed to carry a water conservation public 
service message on the side of its blimp, the Airship Columbia, during 
a week of night flights. The blimp will operate three hours each 
night in the Bay Area sometime during the next week or two. 

The Commission filed a written request for the use of excess Presidio 
of San Francisco water with the Commanding Officer on May 5, 1977. 
Mr. Peter Crohn will work with the Water Department to determine the 
most feasible connection point, perhaps at Lombard and Lyons Streets. 
It is expected that permission will be received from the State Depart- 
ment of Public Health by May 14, 1977. The amount of water involved 
is 700,000 gallons per day, or about one percent of San Francisco's 
daily use. 

Mr. Wentz said there is a possibility of purchase of State water. 
Del Valle Reservoir will be distribution point for the Bay Area. By 
June 1, 1977, the Water Department will be in a position to base needs 
on an estimate of runoff from snow melt in the mountains. A recommen- 
dation will be made to the Commission on May 24, 1977. The State 
water will cost 1.9C per 100 cubic feet delivered, and would require 
a modest increase in water rates of less than 2C per unit or 16C per 
montn for tiie average domestic user. 

The Economic Development Administration of the Federal Government has 
informed the Water Department that San Francisco may be eligible for 
drought relief funds. The Department will file a tentative list of 
elegible projects, the largest of which is $3 million to reactivate 
the Sunset wells . The connection to the Presidio could cost $2 0,000. 
Tne connection at Calaveras Road to the State water system is on tiie 
list for $175,000. These projects must be completed by November 30, 
1977. These funds will be in the form of 50 percent grants or 100 
percent loans until additional revenue is obtained from water sales. 



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Mr. Wentz reported that the weekend rain will have minimal effect on 
the watersheds, as most of tne water is being absorbed. The chief 
benefit is to local landscaping. 

ri unicipal Railway 

Mr. Wentz informed the Commission that it might be asked on flay 24, 
1977 to authorize weekend and holiday Muni service to Fort Cronkhite 
in the Golden Gate Recreation area. Muni has provided the service 
during the past two summers, and last year lost $8,000. Congressman 
Philip Burton is working with the national Park Service, and believes 
he may be successful in having it pick up the deficit. We should have 
an answer within two weeks . 

On May 5, 1977, Mr. Wentz met with Mr. Thomas T. Soules, Port Director, 
and the attorney for the Port, on the matter of the land necessary for 
the Taylor Street cable car extension turn-around. 

Because of tne nature of the State grant to the Port Authority, it will 
be necessary to buy or to pay the value of the capitalized lease . An 
appraisal is being made by the R al Estate Department 

Replacement of the 10-foot sheave that broke on May 9, 1977, was com- 
pleted early today. The cable car system commenced operations only 
15 minutes behind schedule this morning - four hours ahead of the 
work schedule. 

A J Church streetcar was derailed as it was leaving the Geneva carbarn 
this morning, and many other cars were bottled up in the barn. A 
crane was borrowed from the S. F. Fire Department. This occurred at 
5sl0 a.m. and was corrected at 6s23 a.m. To the extent possible, coach 
services were substituted. The derailment was caused by new track work 
now underway that is related to the Transit Improvement Program's 
Muni Metro Center contracts . 

Safety Report 

Mr. Wentz reported that progress is being made in correcting OSHA re- 
ported safety violations. Fourteen additional citations have been 
issued, but 28 have been abated this month. Mr. Patrick J. Phillips, 
Safety Coordinator, believes he has worked out a compromise for an ex- 
ception to the Cable Car Barn prohibition affecting access to tunnel 
machinery. Fencing will be installed which will meet the OSHA require- 
ment. 

Budget 

The position of Director of Safety was approved by the Finance Committee 
at a salary of $22,000 per year. Mr. Wentz believes an applicant can 
be recruited at this salary, and Civil Service is working to have 
this position filled by July 1, 1977. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Wentz said that 
the clerical position to assist the Director was approved at the stan- 
dard Civil Service rate . 

The position of Resources Conservation Specialist was deleted from the 
->udget. Mr. Wentz has received a letter from Mayor Mo scone dated May 
J, 1977 stating that as a result of the deletion existing staff should 
:>e detailed to this function. Mr. Wentz has met with staff, and it is 
celt the responsibilities can be split between Hetch Hetchy and the 
tfater Department. Mr. Patrick J. Phillips, Assistant General Manager 
>f Hetch Hetchy, and currently in charge of Muni's safety program, will 



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be able to devote a portion of his time to this program. Mr. Robert 
Vasconcellos, Chief inspector, and director of the Conservation Sec- 
tion, will be the Water Department representative. There will be co- 
ordination among several City committees. The urogram will be headed 
by the Mayor's representative and Technical Committee. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn pointed out that the unabated citations 
at the Woods facility, Muni's newest, number 13, about the third high- 
est on the list. He inquired if problems with the contractor might be 
the reason for the citations at a new installation. 

Mr. Wentz replied that the facility is still under construction, and 
there have been modifications in the original design. He sees no 
oroblem, as the contractor is still on the site, and problems can be 
solved. The biggest problem is manpower, but Civil Service will ob- 
tain necessary carpenters and electricians . 



INTRODUCTION OF HEW BUSINESS 3Y COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen stated she wished to go on record as being 
opposed to the present water rationing program, as inequities weigh 
heavily on minority groups and those in the lower income strata. She 
further stated she wished to go on record as being in favor of a per 
capita system of water rationing, which she feels would be more fair. 
In-law apartments, she said, are not taken into consideration, or 
whether there is one person or a family with six children in residence . 
She said that requesting exceptions is difficult for people with 
language barriers. She said she would like the Commission once again 
to consider the method of rationing. 

President Henning scheduled a public hearing on the method of water 
rationing for June 14, 1977 at 2s 30 p.m. in Room 282, City Hall. He 
asked that the Commission at its hearing examine possibilities other 
than the per capita method, however. 

Commissioner Flynn asked that Commissioner Larsen come to the public 
hearing with substantial data as to how the Water Department can veri- 
fy the number of persons in a residence. He said no recent census has 

on taken according to staff of Water Department, and he suggested 
that she put together an adequate amount of data to substantiate a per 
capita system. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne stated he would like Water Department 
staff to prepare statistics on systems being used in other areas, and 
how successful they are. 

President Henning said it is his understanding that this had been done, 
and that there is a lack of water meters on a household basis as op- 
posed to other communities. He asked if an assessment had been made 
of the economic impact. Mr. Eugene Kelleher, Acting General of the 
Water Department, answered in the affirmative. President Henning re- 
quested that Water Department staff work out an exchange of information 
with Commissioner Larsen. 



Resolution No. 77-0218 — Approving and restating Commission support 
for the Transit Improvement Program Forest Hill Station project (de' 
ferred from calendar of April 26, 1977). 

Mr. Wentz stated that a memorandum was sent to the Commission dated 
May 5, 1977 advising that staff had met with FAU Committee. Five 



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additional proposals were studied. Three already have been considered 
for FAU allocations for the preferential street program. The Committee 
spent 1-1/2 hours studying the other two proposals, and voted three to 
one in favor of the Forest Hill Station project as the highest prior- 
ity for FAU money . 

According to Mr. Wentz, this would be the one chance in history to 
tackle bus separation at Forest Hill Station. 

Commissioner McCrea said that on further reflection and study, and a 
trip to Forest Hill Station, he can't conceive of spending $5 million 
to add a bus by-pass when 4800 people use the station daily. He 
stated that the real concerns fall into three categories . One is a 
re-built platform level which is well lighted and safe, which is ful- 
filled by Alternate II. Two, people do not like to cross Laguna Honda 
Boulevard on foot because of traffic. Alternate II also includes a 
pedestrian mezzanine. Thirdly, there should be good access to the 
street and platform level, and this is provided under Alternate II. 
He opposes spending $5 million for a grade separation between buses 
and cars . 

According to Commissioner McCrea, there is no mention in the priority 
package of anything that would improve transit on really heavy bus 
corridors in San Francisco. Pie is particularly concerned that nothing 
was suggested about improvements to the Northwest corridor. Also, the 
Trans -Bay Terminal will require extensive revamping when Muni Metro 
is in operation. Five million dollars could be available for other 
transit projects. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, said the fact 
that approximately 50 people now use the station per day is disputed, 
as it is expected this number will be doubled, and he feels Muni has 
suffered a loss of people riding the system because of conditions at 
Forest Hill Station. He suspects the figure shoudl be 2,000 or 2,500. 

He said a price cannot be placed on safety of pedestrians and users of 
the system transferring and crossing the street. Also, the bus turn- 
around is an accident hazard. Due to these conditions there has been 
an average of five accidents annually for the last three or four years. 
There are five bus lines in the area. 

Commissioner Flynn stated Muni will be buying insurance before acci- 
dents occur, and that the approximate cost for an underground level 
is $2.7 million as opposed to $5 million. 

Mr. Wentz stated $2.7 million is approximately the amount of FAU funds 
available. Also, Alternate III has twice as many escalators, and 
there is a wider loading level and shafts to make it more open. The 
bus element by itself will not cost $5 million. 

Mr. Rino Bei, Manager of the Transit Improvement Program, said 
Alternate II has only one escalator, and the present shell would re- 
main. By using a possible Alternate 2-1/2 (a compromise of Alternates 
II and III), the net difference would be in the range of $2.6 to $2.7 
million. 

Forest Hill Station when replaced would generate 10,0 00 patrons per 
day. Most patrons do transfer to other lines that serve that facility. 
The number of people who actually walk or are dropped at the station 
is considerably more than 500 a day. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the Department of Public Works had made 
a study to determine the actual traffic problem, and if a survey had 
been made to determine how much auto traffic would increase. 

Mr. Bei said the are. has been congested for many years. Alternate ITi 
would enhance the ope cation of transit in that buses would not have to 
compete with automobiles. 



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Commissioner McCrea said two routes terminate there. Dy eliminating 
the traffic light and buses an automobile thoroughfare will be created, 

Mr. Bei replied there will be only two lanes of traffic in each direc- 
tion after the facility is completed. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he basically objects to spending money for 
underground buses . 

Mr. Bei said four years have been spent on the design of the station, 
and it has been studied in depth by Frank Hunt and Co. Also, Muni 
staff has studied the project for months. This station will not be 
any more grandiose than other stations . 

Responding to a question from President Kenning, Dr. Chris tensen said 
t le difference in City money between Alternated II an-: III would be 
about $± million, and Mr. Wentz said it is programmed into the budget 
on that basis. 

Commissioner Flynn moved, and Commissioner Byrne seconded that the 
Commission go on record as supporting Alternate III. Commissioners 
Henning, Flynn, Larsen, and Byrne voted "aye," and Commissioner 
McCrea voted "no." Resolution No . 77-0213 was adopted by the Commis- 
sion. 



Item No. 25--Approving supplemental appropriation in amount of $200,000 
from any legally available funds, to provide funds to negotiate, exe- 
cute and carry out a contract with the Urban Transportation Develop- 
ment Corporation (UTDC) for MR contract for maintenance or> orations : 
systems ^nd procedures . 

Commissioner Flynn stated that two years ago the Commission voted that 
on any contract of this nature three firms should be submitted to 
the Commission for consideration. Commissioner Flynn moved and 
Commissioner Larsen seconded that this item be taken off calendar for 
discussion at a later date. This motion was unanimously passed by the 
Commission. 



Resolution 77-0224— Consideration of proposed Charter amendments re- 
lating to creation of a Transportation Commission. 

Mr. Wentz stated that Supervisor Kopp has advocated the establishment 
of a Transportation Commission. The Controller has requested estimates 
as to the extra cost which would be required on an annual basis. It 
is estimated that $357,000 will be required annually for new personnel. 
There will be a one time equipment and relocation cost of $36,000. 

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System is now supporting the Municipal 
Railway by between $4 and $5 million annually, and has been for the 
past several years. With the formation of a Transportation Commission 
there is a hazard of this money not ending up at Muni. This has been 
detailed in a letter to the Controller. There is one change based 
on a late revision of Supervisor Kopp ' s draft of the proposal. The 
Board of Supervisors was giving up its right of approving route aban- 
donments and scheduling changes. The Bda'rd would continue to approve 
abandonments and schedule changes under the revision. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the time has come to create a Trans- 
portation Commission, and that the concept is a good one, and argued 
that there is no consistent transportation policy in the City, -that 
it is fragmented. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, 
Resolution No. 77-02* ' was adopted. Commissioners Henning, Larsen, 
Flynn, and Byrne vote'i "aye 1 and Commissioner McCrea voted "no," 



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Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 
250-A, brought up tne matter of a Golden Gate Transit shuttle bus 
system from the Ferry Building to the financial district. He re- 
quested tnat the Commission oppose this proposal. 

Mr. Wentz stated the idea is being analyzed. The Federal Government 
would be called upon to provide a $50,000 joint subsidy to finance the 
program for six months, during which time the City would coonerate with 
Golden Gate Transit by giving free transfer rights on Muni to the 
ferry boat ticket purchasers. The individual would receive a 25C 
credit on the ferry boat outbound ticket. At the end of the 6 -month 
period the City would determine if enough patronage had been built up 
to offset the losses, and a decision would be made. Golden Gate 
Transit could use some of its buses which sit all day in its yard in 
the financial district. 

Commissioner Larsen said she has spoken to Mr. Rudolf Kothenberg of 
the Mayor's Office, and it is her understanding that if the money is 
turned down, it will be given to Golden Gate Transit. 

Mr. >fentz stated that at staff meeting on this issue, it was decided 
to wait three weeks , and to learn from the Federal Government how long 
it would hold the money. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne commented that Muni exists to serve the 
people of San Francisco, not Marin County. 

Mr. Wentz stated that to the extent autos from Marin County are kept 
off our streets we are serving residents of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Byrne said autos from Marin County must be parked in our 
parking lots, and the City recieves the tax. 

Mr. Martin stated the plan will be proposed at the next meeting of the 
Board of Supervisors . 

Mr. Wentz then said Muni's bus capacity is adequate, and the real 
question is whether or not the City wants to risk a deficit in order 
to make ferry service more attractive, and how many people would use 
the service. 

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Mr. Martin stated that SAM-Trans now has a right to come into the City, 
and will have a run to the Airport. He said the 3arrett operation will 
be forced out of business, and that means 136 people from San Francisco 
will be out of jops. He suggested that the Municipal Railway estab- 
lish service to the Airport, and said it would be financially reward- 
ing. Otherwise, SAM-Trans will end up with this route. Commissioners 
3yrne and Flynn expressed interest in Mr. Martin's suggestion. 

President Kenning requested that this matter be placed on the agenda 
for the next meeting. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4s 00 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^-MINUTES 

P U3LIC UTILITIES CO'MSSIOII 

CITY AND COUNTY OF 5 All FRAHCISCO 

George R. ifoscone, Mayor 



Room 2 32, City Hall 
2s40 p.m. 
- May 24, 1977 

COMMISSIONERS 



John F. Kenning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. feltori Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Lydia Larsen 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Transportation 

Safety 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order; 2.40 p.m. 

Present; Commissioners Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

Absent! Commissioner Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of Hay 10, 1977 were approved as 
amended . 

The minutes of the executive session of May 11, 1977 were amended on 
motion of Commissioner Larsen to reflect the views cf the Commission 
expressed at the meeting that the appointment process should be modi- 
fied to include extensive public recruitment. 

RESOLUTION 

MO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0231 H Revising rates charged for HH electric power service 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0232 H Awarding HH Contract Wo. 552 to Amalgamated Superior 
Engineering, Inc. of Oakland for constructing duct 
system - $312,275 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0233 H Credit modification and completion of Doble 
Engineering Testing Service Agreement 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
f ollowing resolution was adopted s 

77-0234 H Approving DPvJ proposal for new street lighting 

Vote.; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0235 H Awarding BLHP Contract No. 194 to Lease-Lite Corp. 
of San Francisco for relamping street lighting 
systems - ?73,100.91 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0236 H Debit modification no. 5 providing funds for addi- 
tional work under HH Contract No. 521 - $122,6 90 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-02 37 H Substitution to subcontractor W. J. Gaffney, Inc. 
under HII Contract No. 523 

Vote; Ayes -Meaning, Larsen , Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0238 W 3id call for WD Contract No. 1736 for repaving of 
street and sidewalk openings 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 



On motion of Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0239 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1724 to W. R. Thomason, 
Inc. of Martinez - $203,320 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0240 W Authorizing negotiations with California Department 
of Water Resources for purchase of water from South 
Bay Aqueduct 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn,. McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0241 W Authorizing preparation of legislation to consumate 
exchange of property rights between City and Valley 
Title Co. involving pipeline right of way easement 

Votes Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0242 W Supplemental appropriation providing for purchase 
of electricity - $70,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

Commissioner Kenning left the meeting at 4:42 P.M. and Commissioner 
Larsen presided. 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0243 M 3id call for MR Contract No. 647 for track recon- 
struction and sewer enlargement 

Vote: Ayes -Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0244 li Bid call for MR Contract Mo. 643 for track recon- 

struction 

Votes Ayes-Lajsen, Flynn, licCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0245 M Bid call for MR Contract Wo. 644 for track con- 

struction and sewer enlargement 

Vote j Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0246 M Bid call for MR Contract No. 642 for track recon- 

struction 

Vote; Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0247 M Bid call for MR Contract Wo. 653 for installation 

and furnishing of temporary buildings to house fare 
collection equipment 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0248 M Supplemental appropriation abolishing one position 

and funding two additional - $26,836 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0249 M Approving payment of claims - $4 9,219.5 3 

Vote; Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0250 M Approving compromise and collection of claims - 

$2,043.30 

Vote? Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted' 

77-0251 II Affirming support for bridge toll increases 

Vote : Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 



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On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0252 M Authorizing continuation of agreement to transport 
letter carriers 

Vote; Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0223 M Requesting warrants to settle claims against 
Railway - $508,888,80 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended? 

77-02 02 G Restating support of cable car extension and approv- 
ing steps be taken to implement traffic reduction 
objectives of Northeast "■Jaterfront plan 

Votes Ayes-Larsen, Flynn, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

****** 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER ; 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities; 

Water Rationing Program 

Mr. Wentz reported that up to and through May 20, 1977, 13,000 requests 
for exceptions have been received. Half of these have been processed. 
A total of 1,850 telephone inquiries have been answered. During the 
past week the number has come down to a level that can be handled by 
one employee. About 20 customers visit the Water Department daily. 
Water Department staff expect to have all exceptions processed by the 
end of May. 

Presidio Water 

On May 18, 1977 a letter was received from the State Department of 
Public Health approving the use of Presidio water, with seven stipula- 
tions, as follows; (1) There must be filtration. (2) There must be 
adequate sampling. (3) Water must be chlorinated. (4) Water is for 
residential use. (5) Fences between the Presidio and the City must be 
repaired. (6) Use must be discontinued at any time the water fails to 
meet standards. (7) At the end of the drought use of Presidio water 
must be discontinued. 

Mr. Wentz reported that an agreement was received this date from the 
Commanding General of the Presidio, which will be processed by the 
City Attorney. This will make available 700,000 gallons per day, or 
1 percent of actual City usage. 

Investigation of Sunset Wells 

During the early 1930's the Sunset wells along 45th Avenue were in use. 
At that time six million gallons per day were supplied from 21 wells. 



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Thrae are new on private property, and the section line between wells 
has deteriorated. Casings have been examined on three of the wells, 
and have been found to be in good enough condition to warrant further 
testing. These wells will be bailed and subsaquently pumped and tested 
Two weeks will be required for the bailing, and four weeks for pumping 
tests. Then a decision will be made as to whether to place them back 
in operation. It will take seven months to obtain the equipment, and 
another seven months to install it. At the end of the run -off season 
in the Sierras — about mid-June-~reasonable steps will be taken to pro- 
ceed. By mid-December we will know if there is a possibility of 
another dry year. It will require $3 million to place these wells 
capable of providing 5 million gallons dailsy, back in operation, and 
therefore, a modest rate increase would be necessary. This project 
has been listed as an E.D.A. grant, and a grant or a loan may be ob- 
tained. 

Municipal Railway 

Mr. Wentz stated there will be a presentation of the new Keene fare 
collection system to the news media on Hay 25, 1977, at the Woods 
Division. This is a "no hands" system which will vacuum extract coins 
and place them in vaults. A $2,301,000 Federal grant will provide 83 
percent of the cost, to include 110 new fare boxes, six extraction 
units and one portable extraction unit. Until the PCC streetcars are 
replaced by new light rail vehicles next year, 125 old fare boxes 
will be retained in service. 

Security Program 

Police Chief Charles has decided not to attempt to train the red coats , 
Although CETA is having some difficulty in obtaining candidates with 
high enough qualifications, a class of 20 will commence on June 20, 
and the course will last seven weeks. 

Emergency Maintenance Program 

Mr. Wentz stated there has been a marked reduction in missed runs. 
During January, 1977, there were about 90 to 105 missed runs morning 
and afternoon. This is now being held at the 20 to 30 level. The 
national standard of excellence is two percent of missed runs, which 
would be about sixteen for San Francisco. 

CAL/OSHA 

A total of 405 out of 466 citations have been abated. It has been 
mutually agreed with Sacramento officials that the two Cable Car 
Barn violations for which Muni was seeking a permanent variance will 
be abated by utilizing mesh screening with interlocks on removable 
panels . 

Commissioner Flynn questioned the 18 unabated citations at the Woods 
Division. He asked why the newest division still has more unabated 
citations than any other facility. 

Mr. Wentz replied that this facility is still in a construction phase, 
and these citations have to do with the basic design which will be 
modified, and is a part of the contractor's responsibility. These are 
minor details which can be corrected while the contractor is still on 
he job. 

Commissioner Flynn requested that citations which refer to the general 
contractor be furnished to the Commission at the next Commission 
meeting, and also what is being done to redesign them. President 
Henning added that some attention should be paid to the cost involved, 
and asked who is responsible for reviewing blueprints in terms of 
OSHA requirements. 



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Muni Service to San Francisco International Airport 

Mr. Wentz stated that a report had been prepared by planning staff 
and distributed to Commission members and to Lawrence B„ Martin, 
President, Transport Workers Union, Local 2 50 -A. He inquired whether 
or not the Commission desired an in-depth study performed. 

President Henning requested that the item be calendared for discussion 
at the Commission meeting of June 14, 1977. 

******* 

Items 34 and 36 were taken out of order. 

Item 34 --Authorizing the General Manager to apply for Transportation 
Development Act (TDA) funds available for Article 4.5 (Community Tran- 
sit Services) purposes for the use of the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Larsen requested that the item be put over to the Com- 
mission meeting of June 14, 1977, for further study, and this action 
was taken. 

******* 

Item 36 — Designating the members of the Board of Control to oversee 
the planning and implementation of transit services for the transit- 
dysfunctional handicapped and elderly for the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway . 

Commissioner Larsen stated that when she was appointed to the Commis- 
sion many handicapped and elderly persons took heart, as there would 
be a consumer representative for the handicapped on the Commission. 
She said she feels these hopes have not been realized. 

A "steady erosion" of handicapped representation on the proposed 
Board of Control to oversee the program has occurred since December. 
She said she does not wish to appear to be a "token appointment." 
She stated she is not being asked, nor is she expected to involve her- 
self in the handicapped planning process? and, therefore, wishes to 
e replaced on the Board of Control by a delegate from the 504 Coalition 

After discussion of the above matter among members of the Commission, 
Commissioner Larsen stated that one of the problems with the Board of 
Control concerns representation by a transit consumer group. She said 
CAP-Trans was discussed, but in executive session it was decided that 
CAP-Trans would not be the representative and that SPUR would be that 
representative. She said SPUR has shown itself to be not in the favor 
of implementation of transit services for the transit-dysfunctional 
handicapped and elderly. 

Following further discussion Commissioner Flynn moved and Commissioner 
McCrea seconded that Commissioner McCrea be denied the right to vote 
on SPUR as the transit consumer group since Commissioner McCrea is on 
the Board of Directors for SPUR. This motion was unanimously passed. 
Commissioners Henning and Flynn voted in favor of SPUR. Commissioner 
Larsen voted ,c no . " Mr. McMorris Dow, Deputy City Attorney, then ex- 
plained that three votes were required for passage. 

President Henning then instructed that this item be put over to the 
Commission meeting of June 14, 1977. 



Item 9 — PUBLIC IIEARIi\fG-To consider revision of schedule of rates and 
discounts to be charged by Public Utilities Commission for Hetch Hetchy 
electric power service. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Uater and Power 
System, stated that in conformance with past practice of the Commission, 
recommendation is made that rates for Hetch Hetchy power to miscella- 
neous consumers ; which include Airport tenants , be increased to 



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reflect the most recent findings of the State Public Utilities Commis- 
sion. He said the major change would be in rates to be charged the 
SFIA for lighting and power for its own use. Mr. Moore stated the 
SFIA constitutes a regional facility.- and is being supported by 
Airport <.ustomer;j in all ways except for power which is being subsi- 
dized by the City and County of San Francisco. In light of the many 
requirements of the City, San Francisco should stop subsidizing a 
regional facility, and allow the San Francisco International Airport 
to be charged rates compatible in the area. Revenues should be re- 
turned to the City. 

President Henning inquired about the status of increased rates with 
respect to the Department of the Interior. 

Mr. Dow, Deputy City Attorney, said there will be a pre-trial hearing 
on June 2, 1977, and that Cecil D. Andrus , Secretary of the Interior, 
takes the view that Hetch Hetchy rates for power must be approved by 
the Secretary. That question will be litigated. Mr. Dow said the 
increased rates could be charged, but would be subject to this case. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Moore stated 
that only tforris Industries is not paying. SFIA is paying, and most 
airlines are paying under protest. Mr. Moore said that from July 1, 
1975, when Norris Industries first protested, and the Commission raised 
the rates, the amount of the delinquency is approximately $150,000. 

President Henning then opened the meeting to the public. 

Mr. Ken McEldowney of Community Action Project, stated his organization 
is in favor of charging the SFIA the proposed rates, and he urged this 
action be made permanent. 

Mr. Dan McHale, representing the San Francisco Airport Hilton, stated 
the proposed rate increase represents about $60,000 per year to the 
Airport Hilton, which is a large amount. 

Ms. Paulette Lee, representing Host International, Inc., objected to 
the proposed increase in power rates . 

Ellen Johnck of San Francisco Tomorrow Energy Committee, stated that 
San Francisco Tomorrow supports the revision of the rate structure. 

Mr. Robert Hackamack, representing the Sierra Club, said that any 
additional hydro-electric projects should be built under the rules 
current now and not under the rules of the 1913 Raker Act. 

Mr. A. J. Kaiser, of United Airlines, representing airlines serving 
San Francisco, read a statement opposing the proposed rate increase. 
A copy of his statement is attached and made a part of these minutes. 

iir. William V. Paizis, Deputy for Finance, SFIA, representing the 
Airport Commission, read a statement prepared by Mr. William J. Dwyer, 
Director, SFIA. Copy of this statement is attached and made a part of 
these minutes. 

Dr. Alvin Greenberg, representing the people of San Francisco, stated 
he is in favor of raising the rates at tne San Francisco International 
Airport . 



Resolution 77-02 40- -Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to negotiate with the California Department of Water Resources for the 
purchase of approximately 20,000 acre feet of water from the South Bay 
Aqueduct in Sunol Valley. 

Commissioner Larsen stated this additional water will cost approximated 
$1-1/2 million. She said many people interested in the water" situation 



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will be at the next Commission meeting of June 14, 1977, and they 
should be apprised of what is going on in the Water Department. She 
requested that the General Manager of Public Utilities prepare a re- 
port on this subject. 



President Henning was excused from the meeting at 4:42 p.m. and Vice 
President Larsen presided. 



Resolution 77-02 51— Af firming Public Utilities Commission support for 
bridge toll increases to assist the Municipal Railway . 

Mr. Wentz advised that this resolution affirms support for bridge toll 
increases, the money to be distributed where the need is greatest. 
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission determines the greatest 
need. 



Item 33--Approving and authorizing the execution of an agreement with 
Metromedia, Inc., which amends the present agreement entered into on 
April 27, 1976, so as to provide for modifying the rate paid to the 
City by a reduction of $18,000 per year in consideration for Metro 
Transit Advertising personnel handling the installation and mainten- 
ance of advertising frames on Muni vehicles . 

Commissioner Flynn said he has spoken with Mr. Curtis 2. Green, General 
Manager, Municipal Railway, and Mr. Green has informed him that Muni 
at present does not have the manpower to install and maintain the 
frames, which is a part of the contract. Also, Muni could not possibly 
do the work for $10,000 per year. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Mr. Green advised 
that the proposed agreement does provide for hiring persons who live 
in San Francisco. He explained that the present contract requires 
that the contractor insert the material into frames that Muni is re- 
quired to place in coaches. There has been difficulty over the years 
because the frames are not in place when the contractor is ready to 
insert materials. This is due to manpower shortage. Mr. Green said 
Muni is short 2 3 persons in the maintenance shop at present through 
retirements, etc. Also, when someone leaves it takes 90 to 120 days 
to obtain a replacement . 

Mr. Lawrence B„ Martin, President, Transport Workers Union, Local 250-£ 
inquired about using platform employees with temporary job incurred 
disabilities to fill these positions. 

Following further discussion among staff and members of the Commission r 
Commissioner McCrea moved and Commissioner Flynn seconded that this 
item be deferred to the next Commission meeting. The motion was unani- 
mously passed by the Commission. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Green to answer the following questions 
at the next meeting; (1) What is the position of the sheetmetal 
workers union? (2) What are the available disabled man hours? 
(3) Where would the money come from to pay salaries? (4) What would 
be the cost of the initial outlay for tools? 

****** 

Resolution 77-0202 — Consideration of the amendment of Resolution Ho. 
77-0202 adopted April 26, 1977. 

Commissioner McCrea stated the minutes of the meeting of April 26, 
1977 have been revised, and the resolution has been revised to read 
as follows; 



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[: RESOLVED, That this Commission approves with the stipulation 
that concurrent steps be taken to implement the traffic re- 
duction objectives of the Northeast Waterfront plan, speci- 
fically including the closure of Taylor Street north of 
Jefferson Street to normal automobile traffic and the crea- 
tion of exclusive transit lanes on Jefferson and Beach 
Streets . ,r 

He stated he believes this accurately reflects the discussion that 
went on at the time. A question was raised as to what the Northeast 
Waterfront Plan actually states. He has reviewed this Plan, and be- 
lieves this is a prop-r reconciliation. 

****** 

Item 38 — First reading of proposed Rule 21 and amendment to Rule 16 
of the Rules of Order, Public Utilities Commission, City and County 
of San Francisco. 

Secretary Romaine A. Smith read the proposed resolution. 

14r . Wentz explained that the resolution covers two matters. The first 
is to adopt' a Rule of Order which requires that "each member present 
at a meeting of this Commission when a question is put shall vote for 
or against it, unless the member is excused from voting by a motion 
adopted by a majority of the members present." 

Secondly, Rule 16 would be amended to adopt the following Order of 
Business i (1) Call to order? (2) Roll call? (3) Pledge of alle- 
giance; (4) Approval of minutes? (5) Communications? (6) Report of 
the General Manager of Utilities? (7) Introduction of new business by 
Commissioners; (8) Calendar matters. 

****** 
THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 5; 12 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^•MINUTES 

-' PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIO N 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISC O 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 228, City Hall 
lOslO a.m. 
-- June 10, 1977 



JUL 8 



SPECIAL MEETING 



COMMISSIONERS 



John F. Kenning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 



John B . !7entz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order. 10? 10 a.m. 

Present; Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., H. Welton Flynn : 

Joseph P. Byrne,, Peter McCrea 

Absent; Commissioner Lydia Larsen 

RESOLUTION ' 

NO. On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted" 

77-0254 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing 

funds for purchase of water from Presidio of San 
Francisco - $44,200 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 
****** 

President Henning summarized the calendar item, explaining that the 
Presidio has 600,000 gallons of water per day available from a local 
supply as a result of reduced water consumption. This amount of 
water is at present being wasted by allowing it t flow into the Bay. 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, Acting General Manager of the Water Department, 
said the U. S. Department of the Army has proposed an agreement 
whereby water will be furnished to San Francisco for whatever the 
rate may be at the time of repayment. The Water Department is pro- 
ceeding with the connection required, which will be completed June 13, 
1977, in order to be prepared if the Board of Supervisors approves 
the matter. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner H. Welton Flynn, Mr. 
Kelleher said San Francisco will be charged the same rate that is 
charged the Presidio by San Francisco, and that San Francisco is not 
charging the Presidio a special or different rate. 

President Henning said that Supervisor John L. Molinari is anxious to 
aid the Commission in this matter. 

Supervisor Molinari, who was present, thanked the Commission for its 
willingness to call the special session, because he understood the 
frustration of the Water Department and the pupiic ax. seeing the water 
going into the ocean every day. He assured the Commission that he 
will introduce the matter on Monday, June 13, 1977, as an emergency 
item — as the loss of 6 00,000 gallons of water is certainly an emer- 
gency. Supervisor Molinari said he has been assured by the Mayor and 
the Controller that the item will reach the Board of Supervisors on 
June 13, 1977. This will expedite action by two or three weeks, and 
will assure the public that government can cut through red tape. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Kelleher stated 
that Presidio water is inferior in quality to San Francisco water, 
in that it is harder and requires more chlorination. Approval to use 
the Presidio water has been obtained from the State Department of 
Public Health. 

Mr. Kelleher said the connection is at Lombard and Lyon Streets, and 
the entire Marina area as far as Van Hess Avenue will be affected 
somewhat by mixing the Presidio water with the City's supply. During 
the night this water will spread further into the system. 

President Henning inquired if there would be a health hazard. Mr. 
Kelleher replied there would not. He repeated that the State Depart- 
ment of Public Health has granted permission to use the water. It 
is expected that some complaints will be received from beauty salons 
and laundries . 



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Commissioner H„ TJelton Flynn said the Department of Public Health 
will monitor this water for chlorine residuals and bacteriological 
quality. Use will be discontinued at any time it is found to be 
unsatisfactory . 

President Henning said the public will be so advised. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne , seconded by Commissioner McCrea, 
Resolution No. 77-02 54 was unanimously adopted. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED? 10s 20 a.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^• M I N U T E S 
PUBLIC UTILITIES , COMMISSI OH 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 282, City Hall 

2 s 30 P.M. 
■^ June, 14, 1977 

PUBLIC MEETING 

COIT-ISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. ?7elton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter IlcCrea 



'■-'73 

JUL 8 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Transportation 

Safety 

John B. Wentz 
"GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Call to Order 

Present : 



2 ; 37 p .m. 

Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Lydia Larsen 
H. Helton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 



The minutes of the regular meeting of May 24, 1977, were approved 

and are on file in the office of the Secretary of the Public Utilities 

Commission . 



*************** 



RESOLUTION 



77-0255 H 



On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

Bid call on HH Contract No. 567 for construction 
for underground duct system in Hayes Street 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0256 H 



On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Awarding HH Contract No. 573 to Mahoney Electric 
Co., Inc., for maintenance of trolley poles - 
$146,335.50 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0257 H 



On a motion by Byrne , seconded by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Debit modification Ho. 2 providing $5,000 under 
HH Contract No. 5 36 for additional work 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-0258 H 



On a motion by Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

Accepting completion of HH Contract No. 563 and 
approving credit modification of $18,269.50 

Vote; Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-025 9 W 



On a motion by Larsen, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

Supplemental appropriation providing $345,585 to 
continue the mandatory water rationing plan 

Vote; Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn- Byrne, McCrea 



77-0260 W 



On a motion by Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

Bid call for WD Contract No. 17 35 for main 
installation in Ravilla Court 

Votes Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-120 



On a notion by Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted i 

77-0261 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1718 to Amelco Company 

of San Francisco for remote control of line 
valve - $24,499 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne , seconded by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0262 W Accepting completion of WD Contract No. 1700 

Vote; Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0263 W Authorizing City Attorney to have judgment of 

condemnation entered, San Mateo Superior Court 
#203,140 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, MSCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0264 W Awarding horse stable lease in San Mateo County 

to Rodney M„ Johnson 

Vote; Ayesilenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0265 W Approving write-off of WD uncollectible accounts 

$9,740,11 month of April 

Votes Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0266 W Approving compromise and collection of WD claims 

$643.50 month of May 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0267 W Commending James W. Kavanaugh on his retirement 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0260 M Authorizing the amendment of the agreement with 

Metromedia, Inc., reducing the amount paid to the 
City by $13,000 per year 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 
Wo -Lars en 



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On a motion by McCrea, seconder! by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0269 M Supplemental appronriation to negotiate and cary 

out a contract with UTDC for maintenance - 
$200,000 

Votet Ayes-Henning, Larsen, McCrea 
No-Flynn, Byrne 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0270 M Authorizing the General Manager to apply for 
TDA funds 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 
No-Larsen 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0271 II Bid call for MR Contract no. 625 for automatic 

controls and miscellaneous track work 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, .McCrea 

"2 On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted? 

77-0272 M Authorizing purchase of 14 additional items for 

the Muni Metro Rail Center and requesting City's 
Purchaser to solicit bids 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0273 M Transferring $10,000 for emergency work Washington 

Mason Cable Car Barn 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0274 M Authorizing TIP to negotiate the acquisition price 

for the 6.17 acre site now belonging to U.S. Steel 
Corporation and to hire a private firm to develop 
the designs and estimates necessary to apply for 
an UMTA capital grant 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0253 M Requesting the Controller to draw warrants in 

settlement of claims against MR — $S,500 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, f'cCrea 

On a motion by Larsen, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted' 

77-0275 G Designating the members of the Boar^ of Control 

to oversee transit services for the handicapoed 
and elderly 

Vote j Ayes-Henning, Larsen,. Flynn, Ryrne, McCrea 



On a notion by Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0276 G Rule 21 and amendment to Rule 16 of the Rules 

of Order, PUC 

Vote; Ayes-IIenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0277 G Specifications for bid on Computer Center Equip- 

ment. 

Vote; Ayes -Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

After "discussion - by Commissioners and Mr. George Baglin, Utilities 
General Counsel, of the statement introduced at the meeting of May 24, 
1977, by Commissioner Lydia Larsen, Mr. Baglin stated that the state- 
ment may be attached to the minutes of that meeting if 3 members so 
vote. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, and Commissioner Larsen seconded that 
Commissioner Larsen 's statement be attached to the minutes of May 24, 
1977. On roll call Commissioners Henning, Larsen, Byrne and McCrea 
voted "aye", and Commissioner Flynn voted no ,c . 

COMMUNICATIONS 

Mrs. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary to the Commission, read a letter 
addressed to Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, 
from Mr. Peter E. Haas, President, Levi Strauss and Co., which indi- 
cates that the firm is considering a relocation of its corporate 
headquarters to San Francisco's North Waterfront. 

Presently Levi Strauss employs almost 1,300 people who would be housed 
in the new headquarters. The availability of adequate and convenient 
public transportation is a paramount consideration in the relocation 
decision. A "substantial improvement" in transit service to the area 
is, therefore, an important factor in the decision. 

Mr. Green stated it is the policy of the Municipal Railway to provide 
services that are needed, and this will be done. 

Mr. Herschel J. Goldberg, Special Assistant to the Chairman of Levi 
Strauss and Co., expressed the hope that the Commission will give 
favorable consideration to the matter. 

President Henning assured Mr. Goldberg that when there is a demon- 
strated need, it is Municipal Railway policy to endeavor to fill it. 
Mr. Green advised he will be in touch with management of Levi Strauss 
and Co. 

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. Wentz reported that a cloudburst at Hetch Hetchy on June 7 
delivered one inch of rain in 1-1/2 hours. The following day another 
1/2 inch of rain fell. 

Water Conservation 

Mr. Wentz said to date 15,000 requests for exceptions have been proces- 
sed by staff of the Water Department, and the program is going smoothly, 



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The State Department of Water Resources has prepared a preliminary 
draft for the purchase of water, which will be submitted to the 
Water Department this week. 

Mr. Wentz said water began flowing from the Presidio at 2; 30 p.m. 
today to supplement the City's supply. 

A Spanish translation of the Water Bulletin has been distributed in 
the Spanish section of the mission District (3600 copies) . Starting 
on June 14, 1977, a Spanish speaking representative of the Water " — 
Department will be present at the branch library on 24th Street daily 
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Transit Preferential Streets 

Bus lanes on outer Geary and O'Farrell Streets are being expedited at 
the request of the Mayor. Also, time limits on transit lanes have 
been extended to all times. 

Cable Cars 

The 3 championship cable car bell ringers will be on NBC - TV's Johnny 
Carson "Tonight Show' on Thursday, June 16, 1977, at 11; 30 p.m. 

Muni Missed Runs 

Missed runs are holding at the mid-twenty level, more due to operators 
being unavailable than to equioment being clown. 

PG&E 

A meeting was held with PG&E personnel on June 10, 1977, re a contin- 
gency plan for sequential circuit interruptions. Another meeting is 
scheduled for June 17, 1977, with the Emergency Services Coordinator 
and key Department representatives. 

At Request of Commissioner Larsen 

Muni staff is endeavoring to resolve the matter of stolen tools, and 
is making an effort to fund replacements. 

Regarding the status of the POM study, a draft is due for final 
editing in late June. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 



Commissioner Lydia Larsen made a statement, copy of which is made a 
part of these minutes. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea moved, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, 
that a public hearing be held to set public policy for the Public 
Utilities Commission. On roll call Commissioners Larsen and McCrea 
voted "ayo". and Commissioners Henning, Byrne and Flynn voted "no". 

Commissioner McCrea stated he wished to discuss Commissioner Larsen 's 
statement at the June 23, 1977, meeting of the Commission. President 
Henning noted there is a procedure for scheduling matters on the 
agenda . 

****** 

Item 9 - Public Hearing - To consider revision of the Water Rationinq 

Program including necessary rules, regula- 
tions, and restrictions for water supplied 
by the San Francisco Water Department 



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President Henning read a letter addressed to the Commission from 

Mayor George R. Moscone, copy of which is made a part of these minutes, 

Mr. Eugene J. Kelleher, Acting General Manager of the T, Tater Department , 
stated a review had been made of 36 different plans in California. 
Of the plans currently in effect in other bay area communities only ^ ., 
two apply a census - South Marin and Santa Cruz , and neither has a 
census of people in apartment houses. East Bay Municipal Utility 
District is using a per capita method x^ithout taking a census. They 
assume 3 people in each home, and a letter must be written to substan- 
tiate more people per home. 

Los Angeles established a blue ribbon committee of elected public 
officials and citizens to recommend an effective rationing program for 
that city. After reviewing all existing plans, including those in 
effect in the bay area, Los Angeles established a plan based on 75 
percent of 1976 usage on a sliding scale. It is clear, he said, that 
the Los Angeles committee thought highly of the San Francisco plan. 

Mr. Kelleher then discussed problems of a ^rca^ita moth'- " ; o^ rationing 
under which the same amount of water would be given to everyone in the 
City whether needed or not. A non -working couple needs more water 
than a working couple. People with more money can take laundry out 
and eat meals out more often. It is not fair to eliminate irrigation 
needs. Taking a census would be the biggest problem. Public hearings 
would be required, and census cards would have to be sent out in 3 
languages. It would require $267,000 to install an allotment system 
in San Francisco, and would require about 30 weeks. Also, enforcement 
would be a problem. 

Mr. Kelleher stated the current plan is working well in that total 
system consumption is now down by 40 percent. He said staff is re- 
commending an amendment to the rationing plan that the present maximum 
limit of 40 units bi-monthly be reduced to 24 units bi-monthly. 

President Henning introduced Supervisor John L. Molinari , who read a 
statement in support of per capita allotments, copy of which is made 
part of these minutes. 

Mr. Kelleher stated per capita allotments will be looked into if the 
drought continues through 1978, and that further reductions would have 
to be made. Census cards would be sent out with September and October 
billings. A decision would be made the first part of January. 

President Henning stated there is no present recommendation or plan to 
adopt a pure per capita system. 

President Henning than opened the meeting to the public. 

******** 

Mr. Jerome Fishkin, Attorney at Law, submitted a statement, a copy of 
which is on file with the Secretary. He advocated a per capita plan. 

Mr. Frank L. Jackson of 2371 - 46th Ave., stated ! .e p.t-^^ with VT ?.yor 
Moscone and Supervisor Molinari. 

Barbara A. Brenner of 3731 - 23rd Street said there are people who are 
suffering, and that she has reduced consumption to 36 gallons per day 
in a house for two people. 

Philip Kipper of 43 Surrey Street said some people are wasting water, 
especially in watering the grounds at Parkmerced and San Francisco 
State University. Mr. Kelleher said Parkmerced and San Francisco 
State University have been contacted. 



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Mr. Charles Trilling of 626 T'Joolsey Street stated the present alloca- 
tion system is unfair „ 

Leonore Fifer, of 1701 - 22nd Ave., said she owns 3 units, and asked 
how her tenants would know how much water to consume. 

Mr. Kelleher replied that the landlord would have to notify them. 

Jane Nurre, representing the League of Women Voters, read a statement, 
a copy of which is on file with the Secretary. 

Mr. Willard R. Gluhm of 175 Los Palmos Drive inquired about a banking 
system for water. 

Mr. John Healy of 1501 - 30th Ave. said he is conserving water , and 
does not want to be penalized next yaar. But Mr. Kelleher stated 
that 1976 would continue to be the base year. 

Jo Ann Clayton of Consumer Action spoke in favor of a per capita 
method of rationing, 

Sally Kipper of 48 Surrey Street said that if the inconvenience is 
not being shared equally the present plan is not working. 

Walter O'Donnell of Self Kelp for the Aging said most of the people 
where he lives don't speak English and throw their water bulletin 
away . 

Dennis Catey of 1031 Stanyan Street stated he does not see why a per 
capita method is necessary for a 50 percent reduction and not for a 
25 percent reduction. 

Mr. Lloyd Sappington of Xerox Computer Services stated their firm 
provides services to 40 cities and water districts, and that they 
have a per capita system that works. 

President Henning suggested this matter be taken up with staff, and 
Commissioner Larsen said she would be happy to meet with them at any 

time . 

Mr. Joe Minahan of Minahan Associates Urban Planning Consultants, 
said the problem is one of service and distribution. 

On motion of Commissioner flcCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the 
Commission unanimously voted to hold a public hearing on June 28, 
1977, to consider amending the water rationing rules and regulations 
of the San Francisco Water Department as adooted March 29, 1977. 

Supervisor Molinari then returned to the meeting, stating that he was 
available for additional questions. There were no questions. 

Commissioner Lydia Larsen moved that a per capita basis of water 
rationing be adopted. The motion failed for lack of a second. At 
4s 27 p.m. President Henning declared a recess. At 4:51 the meeting 
reconvened. 

Mr. Dean Collins, Director, Public Utilities Computer Center, said 
that when the rationing plan was first conceived it was discussed 
with Xerox Computer Services. He said he would be hapoy to discuss 
it with them again. 

********* 

Resolution 77-0264 — Awarding a 13.2 acre Water Department 
horse stable lease in San r lateo County to Rodney M. Johnson. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn said he wished to compliment the Hater 



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Department and Mr. Richard Tanaka, Manager. Land Division, on the 
amount of rent to be received and on the substantial performance bond. 



********* 



Item 20- -Approving the installation of night lighting at the 
Crystal Springs Golf Course on a one year trial basis with 
the stipulation that continued use of lighting shall be dis- 
continued after this period if there is any significant 
environmental effect within the watershed area. 

President Kenning stated that a letter has been received from Mr. 
Frank E. Sylvester, Regional Director, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 
which explains that the Department of the Interior cannot accent the 
finding that an environmental impact report is not required. A nega- 
tive EIR was issued by the San Francisco Planning Department. 

Mr. Malter Droste, 12475 Skyline Blvd., stated that he represents all 
of the persons who signed a letter of anpeal addressed to the Secre- 
tary of the Department of the Interior. He said that any use of night 
lights on watershed lands is contrary to the provisions of the scenic 
and recreation easement sighed by the City. San ?"ateo County, the 
State of California and the U. S. Dept. of the Interior. Ue said the 
basic purpose of the easement is to preserve the lands in their pre- 
sent natural state as of January 15, 1969. He submitted that the 
lights that are proposed would violate the conditions of the easement. 
Mr. Kelleher differed with Mr. Droste s s conclusion. 

Responding to a question from President Ilenning, Mr. Kelleher said the 
Planning Department, as well as the State Department of Fish and Game 
and the Department of Wild Life will make the final judgment. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Peter McCrea, Mr. Kelleher 
said that Mr. Elias J. Leider, lessee of Crystal Sorings Golf Course, 
signed a commitment to build a public driving range, but no details 
were indicated. In 1974 Mr. Leider gav° the T; Tater Departm°"+- a nro- 
posal on the driving range, which did nention lights. .This *--~ • 
approved by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation in 1974. 

Mr. Milton C. Very, an illuminating engineer with Sales Affiliates, 
stated that the amount of lighting is less than 1/10 of moonlight. 

Mr. John P. Griffin, representing p ^r. Elias N. Leider, said the driv- 
ing range is 300 by 100 yards, and is depressed below road level by 
50 feet. He stated that Mr. Sylvester has approved the lights twice. 
On May 19, 1977, he received a letter from the Stats Fish and Game 
Commission stating there is no significant impact on wildlife in the 
area. A letter was received from the State Department of Transporta- 
tion stating a reading of 107 lamberts had been made in the residential 
area. The maximum under the Vehicle Code is 500 lamberts. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he has some reservations concerning night 
lighting at a time when energy conservation is being promoted. He 
said he would have a difficult time going along with the proposal of 
non-essential use of energy. 

Commissioner Larsen said she shares the same concerns, and i^ in accord 
with Commissioner McCrea' s thinking. 

On motion of Commissioner lcCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the 
Commission unanimously voted that this matter be out over to the 
Commission meeting of June 28, 1977. 

President Henning requested that Mr. Sylvester be Dresent at the 
meeting of June 20, 1977, and that the Water Department obtain an 
opinion from the City Attorney on any legal liabilitv the City miaht 
be exposed to if the request is denied. 

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Resolution 77-0268 — Approving and authorizing the execution 
of an agreement with Metromedia, Inc., which amends the pre- 
sent agreement so as to provide for modifying the rate oaid 
to the City by a reduction of $13,000 per year in considera- 
tion for Metro Transit Advertising personnel handling the 
installation and maintenance of advertising frames on Muni 
vehicles . 

Commissioner Larsen asked if the work is now being done by the City. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that 
Muni has not been able to obtain sheet metal workers through Civil 
Service and the Board of Supervisors. Muni is presently 24 mainte- 
nance workers short. 

Commissioner Larsen stated she would be very reluctant to farm work 
out that should be handled by our own people . 

Mr. J. B. Martin, Business Representative for Automotive Machinists' 
Lodge No. 1305, said his people do this type of work, and the paper 
work at City Hall should be cleared up. He stated he agrees with 
Commissioner Larsen that there should be no agreement with Metromedia. 

Mr. Phillips, General Manager of Metromedia, said his firm is request- 
ing to be allowed to handle the advertising and framing knowing that 
work of greater importance must be handled by the mechanical people 
at the Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner McCrea moved that the agreement be annroved on the con- 
dition that Metromedia, when they let the contract, let it with the 
appropriate union handling work for the City. Commissioner Flynn 
seconded the motion. Commissioners Henning and Byrne voted "aye", 
and Commissioner Larsen voted Ir no' ! , stating that she does not approve 
of work within the City being let out to bid. 

********* 

Resolution 77-0259--Approving supplemental appropriation in 
amount of $200,000 to provide funds to negotiate, execute and 
carry out a contract with the Urban Transportation Development 
Corporation (UTDC) for MR Contract for Maintenance Operations ; 
Systems and Procedures. 

President Henning pointed out that in view of the fact that this is 
a Canadian corporation, passage of this proposal should be on the 
condition that appropriate work permits bo issued to personnel from 
Canada . 

********* 

Resolution 77-0270--Authorizing the General Manager to apply 
for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds available for 
Article 4.5 (Community Transit Services) purposes for the use 
of the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Green stated that recent legislation allows for an application for 
funds under the Transportation Develooment Act of 1971. Muni has in 
this year's budget $6, 200, 000 under TDA. T *uni must submit an appli- 
cation for funds under Section 4.5, which has to do with monies made 
available for community type services. As Muni now more than meets 
the requirements of the Act, staff is requesting that $413,000 be 
approved. 



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Mr. John So Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that 
the budget is built upon the assumption that this money will be made 
available. 

Commissioner Larsen stated she is not in accord with Mr. Green's 
statement that Muni is more than meeting the requirements of the Act, 
as liuni is not currently accessible to the majority of the handicapped 
persons. She said guidelines are not met with specific emphasis on 
wheelchair users. She said she protests this proposal knowing that 
it is nothing more than a one voice protest. She said Muni really » s 
doing very little to meet the needs of the handicapped community. .- 
She expressed her concern that the handicapped community, and she as 
a handicapped Commissioner, really have no input into decisions for 
the handicapped. She said some of the proposals submitted have not 
been evaluated by the handicapped community. 

********** 

Item 2 3---Approving plans and specifications for fare collection 
equipment to be installed in nine Muni Metro subway stations? 
and requesting the City's Purchaser of Supplies to solicit bids 
for said fare collection equipment. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Mr. Green said the 
proposed fare collection system as designed would be totally acces- 
sible to the handicapped. Some gates will be automatic and others 
will be manually controlled. 

Commissioner Larsen stated she has seen nothing about this proposal. 
She suggested that information be sent to her much earlier. 

Commissioner McCrea said he shared Commissioner Larsen 's concern. 

On motion of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, 
the Commission voted unanimously to continue this item to the 
Commission meeting of June 28, 19 77, when a description of the system 
can be given. 

********** » 

Item 30--Approving Municipal Railway request to advertise and 
procure 25 full size diesel motor coaches with wheelchair lifts. 

Mr. Green stated that original plans called for purchase of 25 
"midibuses , i: and only one bidder responded with a bid of $56,000 per 
bus. $40,000 was allocated. Since then 100 six-cylinder buses have 
been purchased, and it has been determined that this bus obviates the 
need for the smaller bus. At the time the bid for midibuses was 
rejected the Commission instructed that a new request be submitted 
for fully accessible buses. Muni now wishes to purchase 25 standard 
fully accessible buses. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt of CAP-Trans said that for this amount of money 
($2-1/2 million) 345 Flyer buses could be equipped with lifts. He 
suggested retro-fitting existing buses. 

Mr. Green stated the proposal in no way rejects retro-fitting equip- 
ment, and Muni intends to make a study of retro-fitting. 

Commissioner Larsen stated she shares a concern that the number of 
lifts which could be purchased for the same amount of money would make 
Muni more accessible to the handicapped and elderly. She requested a 
public hearing as this is federal money. She requested an opportunity 



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for the handicapped to present their case •- to see if the money can 
be used for retro-fitting a larger amount of buses. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., said a hearing was held on the programs 
submitted to UMTA which contained both the 20 vehicles in the Trans- 
portation Equipment Program and the 5 in the Systems Improvement 
Program. 

He said the need was established for 25 more vehicles for general 
transit purposes. UMTA has approved funding of midibuses . The 
funding required would be approximately $30,000 a vehicle, or a total 
of $2 million, 80 percent of which would be provided by UMTA. Funding 
for retro-fitting can be a separate project, as these projects are 
mutually exclusive. This project is approved and funded while retro- 
fitting must be processed through the required reviews. T, then anorov- 
ed, additional funds will be provided by UMTA. 

Commissioner Larsen stated that because of the size of the buses a 
federal hearing is required. 

Dr. Christensen said he has discussed the matter with UMTA officials, 
and the legal section at UMTA has indicated it is not necessary to 
have another public hearing. However, we must advise UMTA of the 
communications we have had with the elderly and handicapped on the 
requirement. 

Mr. Walter Stoll of I1TC said the elderly, and handicanped could have 
input at a public hearing. 

Commissioner Larsen said she would base her objection to UMTA upon 
that answer. 

Commissioner McCrea moved that a public hearing be held at the meeting 
of June 28, 1977, on the justification for purchasing these buses. 
Commissioner Flynn seconded this motion. Commissioners Henning and 
Byrne voted t? aye' : , and Commissioner Larsen voted : 'no". 

Commissioner Larsen moved that an amendment be added to the above 
motion that alternative ways in which the money could be spent, 
including retro-fiting, be explored. This proposed amendment failed 
for lack of a second. 

***** ***** 

Item 32- — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute an agreement with the firm of Chin and Hensolt, Inc., 
in a maximum amount of $415,000, to proceed with the preparation 
of design and construction documents for the installation of 
major mechanical, structural and operational improvements to 
the Washington-Mason Cable Car Barn? and the development of a 
Systems Analysis of the Cable Car Trackway facilities. 

Mr. John Rutherford of Rutherford and Chekene, stated his firm is 
running a close second to the firm of Chin and Hensolt, Inc. Re 
requested that this matter be deferred to the next Commission meeting. 
He said this is a unique project, and a great many people in the 
community are interested. 

After some discussion between Commissioners and staff, !"r. Chin, 
President of Chin and Hensolt, said he did not know there would be 
a protest. 

Commissioner McCrea said he was not prepared to vote in any direction, 



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as he had only the opinion of 5 people at Muni. He didn't understand 
why the Supervisor of the Cable Car System was not on the selection 
team. He stated he would prefer to have the staff put together a 
package, with enough information to make an intelligent decision. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne stated that a selection team is made up 
of engineers who are competent to judge professional capabilities. 
After the selection of the contractor is made, then people who are 
working the system are brought in to work with the design team. He 
said he has confidence in Mr. Rino 3ei and the selection committee 
and would go along with their selection. 

On motion of Commissioner HcCrea, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, 

the Commission voted to put this item over to the Commission meeting 

of June 28, 1977. Commissioner Henning voted n aye"? Commissioners 
Byrne and Flynn voted "no 19 . 

********** 

Item 34-~Discussion of the proposal to provide Municipal Railway 
service to the San Francisco International Airport. 

Mr. vtfentz advised the Commission that it would take 90 to 120 days 
to do an in-depth study . 

Commissioner McCrea requested the view of the holder of the franchise 
on Airporter Service regarding Sam-Trans service. 

Mr. Stephan C. Leonoudakis replied that Airporter buses do provide 
adequate public transportation service on a 24-hour basis. He said 
his firm intends to exercise its rights under UMTA rules, and he 
feels it is inappropriate for the City to propose to extend Muni to 
the airport. 

After further discussion among the Commissioners, a representative 
from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission advised that FTC has 
a policy that 25 percent of the trips to airoorts should be on oublic 
transit in order to qualify for federal funding. He stated the 
Airporter franchise qualifies. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the 
Commission voted unanimously to take this matter off calendar. 

********** 

Resolution 77-0275--Designating members of the Board of Control 
to oversee the planning and implementation of transit services 
for the transit-dysfunctional handicapped and elderly for the 
San Francisco Municipal Railway. 

Commissioner Larsen stated that at the Commission meeting of May 24, 
1977, she had asked that her name be withdrawn as a nroposed candidate 
for the Board of Control. She said she would appreciate the opoor- 
tunity to withdraw that request, as she would now like to serve on 
the Board of Control. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the 
Commission unanimously voted to appoint Commissioner Larsen to the 
Board of Control . 

Commissioner Flynn moved that SPUR be appointed to the Board of 
Control as the member representing the transit consumer group. This 
motion failed for lack of a second. 



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Commissioner Larsen said she would feel it more appropriate to name 
CAP-Trans or the S. F, Muni Coalition. She introduced a substitute 
motion that the S. F. Muni Coalition be appointed instead of SPUR. 
It was pointed out by an attendee of the public that Commissioner 
Larsen is a member of the S„ F. Muni Coalition. This motion failed 
for lack of a second. 

Commissioner Larsen moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded that 
resolution 77-0275 designating the members of the Board of Control 
be adopted, and that adoption of the member of a transit consumer 
group be deferred. This resolution was unanimously adopted by the 
Commission. 

********** 

Resolution 77-0277 — Approving the specifications and request 
for invitations for bid on required Computer Center equipment. 

Mr. Dean Collins, Director, Public Utilities Commission Computer 
Center, said this is for replacement and updating equipment, and is 
funded on an 80 percent grant from UMTA. Estimated cost is $1,400,000 

********** 

Item 39 — Approving reply to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors 
regarding proposal to establish a citizens" advisory panel on 
transportation to assist the Commission in review of transporta- 
tion matters an policy formulation. 

Commissioner Larsen stated that Supervisor Robert E. Gonzales has 
requested a delay on this matter until the August 25, 1977, meeting 
of the Streets and Transportation Committee. 

Stating that she had not been given an opportunity for input in the 
proposal, she asked if the proposed panel would take into considera- 
tion the concerns of the handicapped, and said that perhaps there 
might be one handicapped person on the panel . 

Commissioner Flynn moved, and Commissioner ^yrne seconded to send the 
letter as drafted. 

Commissioner Larsen then made a substitute motion that the matter be 
put over for two weeks. This motion was seconded by Commissioner 
McCrea. On roll call Commissioners Larsen and McCrea voted "aye"; 
Commissioners Henning, Byrne and Flynn voted ,: no" . 

The Commission then voted on the original motion and nassed the item 
4-1, with Commissioner Larsen voting i: no". 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 7;10 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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<£r h i i; u t ? S 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISC O 
George P.. Moscone, r*ayor 



Room 292, City Hall 

2:30 P.M. 
^ June 29, 1977 

PUBLIC MEETING 

COMMISSIONERS 
JohnF. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. T7elton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Peter "cCrea 

DEPARTMENTS BUREAUS 

Municipal Railway Accounts 
Hetch Hetchy Project Public Service 
Water Department Personnel & Training 

Transportation 

Safety 

John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 

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Call to Order : 2; 53 P.M. 

Present; Commissioners John F. Kenning, Jr., Lydia Larsen, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. nyrne , Peter McCrea 

The minutes of the special meeting of June 10 , 1977, and the regular 
meeting of June 14, i977, were approved and are on file in the office 
of the Public Utilities Commission. 

*************** 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On a motion by Byrne, seconder* by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted" 

77-0279 H Approving the purchase of 25 full-size diesel 

motor coaches with wheelchair lifts 

Vote - Ayes-F.enning, Flynn, Byrne 
No -Larsen, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0280 W Approving amendment of water rationing rules 

adopted March 22, 1977 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted'! 

77-0231 W Approving the installation of night lighting at 

the Crystal Springs Golf Course on a 120 day trial 
basis 

Vote' Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne 
Uo-Larsen, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0282 W Authorizing quitclaim to Terranomics Corporation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted r 

77-0283 W Authorizing professional services agreement with 

Pitometer Associates, not to exceed $30,000 

Voter Ayes -Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Bvrne, McCrea 



77-134 June 28, 1977 



On a motion by HcCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0284 W Extending the contract with Homer J. 01sen ? Inc . , 

for a period not to exceed one month and directing 
the department to readvertise for bids 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On a motion by Flynn, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0285 W Authorizing professional service agreement with 

Brown and Caldwell for a rate design study 

Vote! Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by HcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0285 M Authorizing the solicitation of bids for fare 

collection equipment for tha Huni M etro subway 

Vote ? Ayes-Kenning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0237 M Authorizing an agreement with Chin and Hensolt, 

Inc., to preoare design and construction documents 
for major improvements to the Cable Car Darn 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flvnn, Byrne, HcCrea 

On a motion by HcCrea, seconded, by Flynn , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0238 M Api^roving Muni's participation in a test program of 

the ICARUS Articulateo Bus 

Voter Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a vote by Larsen, seconded by HcCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0289 M Authorizing passive wheelchair lift test with 

Environmental Equipment Corporation of San Leandro 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, p vrn«, McCrea 

On a motion by HcCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0290 M Approving travel expense vouchers for Ceorqe F. 

Krueger, Deouty City Attorney 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Larsen, ^lvnn, Byrne, HcCrea 



77-135 June 28, 1077 



On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution '-.'as adopted: 

77-02 91 M Approving travel expense vouchers for Frank E. Bauer 

Chief Inspector, and Donald 0. Cameron, Division 
Superintendent 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Eyrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0292 M Approving payment of claims, amount $43,154.45 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0293 M Approving compromise and collection of claims 

against debtors for May, 1977, amount $6929.20 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0294 M Authorizing participation by Muni in a demonstratior 

program for bi-directional transfer with the Golden 
Gate Ferry 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0295 M Authorizing the advertisement of bids for a radio 

equipment vault in McLaren Park. 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0296 M Approving debit modification Wo. 7 in the amount of 

$2,673 to provide for remedial work 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0297 M Approving Muni and Hetch Hetchy portions of DPW 

Contract Mo. 2 3,920 and requesting the advertisement 
of bids from the Director of Public r-7orks 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



77-136 June 28, 1"77 



On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Larsen.. the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-029 8 M Approving Muni and Hetch Hetchy portions of DPW 

Contract No. 23,919, and requesting the Director 
of Public Works to advertise for bids 

Vote 2 Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, 3yrne, ilcCrea 

On a motion by Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted z 

77-0299 II Authorizing a professional agreement with Cal-Trans 

for design and construction engineering services 
in a maximum sum of $57,000 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Larsen, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0 300 M Approving specifications and authorizing the 

solicitation of bids for a UHF mobile radio system 
with estimated cost of $2,018,009 

Vote.: Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by ilcCrea, seconded by by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted 

77-0301 M Authorizing bid call for MR Contract No. 649 for 
purchase of one emergency fire vehicle, estimated 
cost of $50,000 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

In a motion by McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted z 

77-0302 M Approving immediate replacement for Clifford i>!ilan, 

Transit Equipment Superintendent 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0 303 W Approving immediate replacement for James W. 

Kavanaugh, Commercial Division Manager 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On a motion by McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0 304 W Approving emergency supplemental appropriation in 

amount of $40,000 for repair of main break 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen.- Flynn, Byrne/ McCrea 

On a motion by Larsen, seconded by McCrea the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0 30 5 M Declaring emergency need for funds to contract 

with UTDC 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Larsen, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 
77-137 June 28, 1977 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities? 

Water Main Break 

A water main break occurred at the corner of 17th Avenue and 
Taraval Street at 9s45 p.m. June 25, 1977. Two days prior the contrac- 
tor broke an air valve on the same line, and it is possible that 
vibrations activated a small crack in the line. Estimated damage is 
$75,000. Pacific Pavements Co. has been requested to clean back yards 
and basements. Request for a supplemental appropriation of $40,000 is 
calendared as item 39. This covers overtime and contract for clean up 
and repaving, but does not cover budgeted time nor payment of claims. 

Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1977 

Mr. Wentz distributed to Commissioners a proposed Board of 
Supervisors resolution authorizing the Commission to apply for, accept 
and expend reimbursement grant funds under the Community Emergency 
Drought Relief Program. The maximum grant would cover 20 percent of 
the cost of the 7 projects listed, which have been carefully worked out 
with the Water Department. Mr. Wentz urged the Commission to approve 
the concept of the application and content of proposed Board resolution. 
On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the 
Commission unanimously voted to approve the concent of the application 
for EDA funds under Title I of Community Drought Relief Act of 1977, 
and content of proposed Board of Supervisors resolution. 

Manhole Explosion 

On June 25, 1977, at lis 00 p.m. on Mission Street between 1st and 
2nd Streets a PG&E transformer exploded after a fire started. Vibration 
from heavy fire equipment or the transformer explosion apparently cause? 
a short circuit in the feeders in the nearby Muni manhole. Replacement 
of feeders can be handled by our forces and within budgeted funds . 

Status of negotiations with UTDC 

Staff met with Don Morton and his assistant on June 2 2 and 23, 
1977, and arrived at a tentative draft of the contract, subject to 
approval of UTDC headquarters. A supplemental appropriation is now 
held up in the Controller's office because of lack of funds. The 
Controller can fund from an emergency reserve, if the Commission 
declares an emergency. 

On motion of Commissioner Larsen, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, 
Resolution 77-0305- — Declaration of Emergency need for funds to contract 
with Urban Transportation Development Corporation (UTDC) was unanimously 
adopted . 

Regional Transit Association 

Mr. Wentz said he attended a meeting of the Regional Transit 
Association on June 21, 1977. This association consists of the general 
nanagers of all the transit agencies in the area. Mr. Paul Watt of 
letropolitan Transportation Commission was in attendance, and Mr. Watt 
relieves this already formed group will satisfy new federal requirements 
:hat such a cooperative organization be formed in each major metropoli- 
an area. 

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77-138 June 20, 1977 



Item S - Public Hearing - To consider the purchase of 25 full 
size diesel motor coaches with wheelchair lifts 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
Muni should have 526 diesel motor coaches in the fleet, as 50 percent 
of the passengers are carried by these coaches. Also, they provide 
flexibility that other modes do not have. During peak outages service 
can be provided with diesel buses. Also, sufficient spares should be 
available when the preventive maintenance program goes into effect and 
buses are scheduled for repairs. A 20 percent spare rate is necessary, 
according to Mr. Green. He said the Toronto Transit Commission has a 
spare rate of 40 percent, and the A.C. Transit float is 20 percent, 
but they would prefer 30 percent. Muni does not wish to retire 25 old 
buses without replacements. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked if more than 2 5 buses could be 
purchased. 

Mr. Green replied that UMTA recommends that buses be used 12 years ? 
and that staff will try to reach an understanding with UMTA that the 
particular terrain in San Francisco perhaps makes it impossible to have 
a 12-year replacement rate. Hopefully, next year Muni will be request- 
ing 75 to 100 buses. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt of CA?-Trans said Muni should begin thinking 
about "Transbus . c; 

Mr. Wentz stated the diesel buses and Transbus do not conflict with 
each other, and obtaining 25 diesel buses v/ill not negate Muni's chances 
of obtaining Transbus type vehicles when they are available. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if it would be possible to take $2.5 
million and place it in escrow until such time as UMTA would agree to 
replace General Motors buses. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, 
replied that when the time comes to obtain new coaches, Muni will 
obtain a grant for them. If Muni does not use these funds now, the 
funds and the buses will be lost and there will be no gain to the City. 
Items submitted to UMTA in the major programs have been approved anc 1 
budgeted and if the City does not now desire an item, the funds will 
be used somewhere else. Mot accepting the money now does not guarantee 
that a subsequent grant will be larger. 

Commissioner H. !«7elton Flynn stated that money for the extension of 
Muni to Fisherman's Wharf remained dormant for many years. He asked if 
this could be done with the buses . 

Dr. Christensen replied it could be done, but at some point UMTA 
will close the program. Our programs have been large and extended over 
a period of years. UMTA now prefers smaller programs of shorter 
duration so that they can be completed and closed cut. t» 

If San Francisco requires 25 additional buses, Dr. Christensen 
said, funds are availabe. Otherwise (funds could be redistributed within 
the budget. Muni is developing a 5-yeir program, and Dr. Christensen 
thinks we can confidently expech to obtain reolacements for the buses 
we have beginning in 1981-1902. Uinta policy on bus life is 12 vears. 
Muni would go in for a ne T - ,-re • a new grant. 

Commissioner Byrne moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded, a motic 
approving the purchase of 25 full-size diesel motor coaches with wheel- 
chair lifts. Commissioner Henning voted :, aye"; Commissioners McCrea 
and Larsen voted ! 'no". 



77-13 9 June 23, 1977 



Item 10 - Public Hearing - To consider amending the Water Rationing 
Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Water Department, as 
adopted March 22, 1977 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Depart- 
ment, stated there could be some "water wasters" among those people who 
presently are allowed 4,000 cu. ft. of water bi-monthly. Approval is 
being requested to amend Rule 1A to state that no water shall be 
delivered in excess of 2,400 cu. ft. bi-monthly to any living unit 
unless approved in writing as an exception under Rule 6. If this 
amendment is adopted staff will commence mailing questionnaires to that 
type of customer (about 12,000). 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Boyd stated 
notification to the public would be accomplished over a period of SO 
days . 

Mr. Boyd said a second amendment is requested to add a new rule "L 1 
which states, "Broken or defective plumbing, sprinkler or irrigation 
systems which permit the escape of water must be repaired within three 
days after notification by the Water Department." Losses due to leaks 
can be allowed under present rules of rebating for water billings back 
as far as four months . 

On a motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, 
the Commission unanimously approved Resolution 77 -02 30 --Amending the 
Water Rationing Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Water 
Department, as adopted March 22, 1977. 

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Resolution 77-02S1 — -Approving the installation of night lighting 
at the Crystal Springs Golf Course on a 120-day trial basis with 
the stipulation that continued use of lighting shall be discon- 
tinued after this period if there is any significant environmental 
effect within the watershed area. 



Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. George E. 
Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, stated in his opinion there is no 
breach of the lease agreement with Mr. Elias ifl. Leider, lessee. Mr. 
Wentz reported that Mr. Frank E. Sylvester, Regional Director, Bureau 
of Outdoor Recreation, has indicated that he would recommend a 90 to 
120-day trial period with close monitoring. 

Mr. Van Etten of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation stated he v/ould 
be glad to answer any questions . 

Commissioner McCrea said the opponents of the project have made a 
plea that granting this request v/ould contravene the stipulations of 
the easement granted by the Department of the Interior for the use of 
these lands. 

Mr. Van Etten replied there is a legal right to provide for a 
night lighted driving range at the Golf Course,, but that it should not 
unduly impact the environment. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea about the 
monitoring of the study, Mr. Van Etten stated monitoring will be done 
by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation and the California Department of 
Pish and Game. The decision will be made by the City and County of 
San Francisco with the approval or disapproval of the Bureau of Outdoor 
Recreation after Commission action. 



77-140 June 29, 1977 



Mr. Walter Ho Droste raised some objections as to covenants 
contained in the easement. The intent and purpose was to restrict 
recreation uses to those which would be subservient anr* compatible 
to the preservation of the lands in their natural state. He said 
there is also a program to conserve energy, and this would be a non- 
essential use. 

Mr. Boyd stated there are 2 easements. One is a scenic easement 
from the center of the lakes west. In that area a golf course is not 
permitted. There is also a recreation and open space easement on the 
easterly side of the lakes on 4,000 acres. The golf course is per- 
missible in the recreation area. The lights are visible only for 
5 or 6 miles. Mr. Boyd said if there is a need for energy the lights 
will go off. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, a gentleman 
representing Mr. Leider stated that the driving range generates income 
of $60,000 to $75,000 per year. Dr. Christensen estimated income to 
the City to be perhaps $3,000 per year from a night driving range. 

Commissioner Larsen said she was concerned about approving a non- 
essential use of energy. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that for a nominal increase in revenue 
night lighting would be a frivolous use of energy. 

Commissioner 3yrna recommended that Mr. Leider help pay the bill 
for tests. He noted that in 1974 Mr. Leider thought he had approval 
and was acting in good faith. 

Commissioner Byrne moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded, that 
the resolution be adopted. On roll call Commissioners Henning, Flynn, 
and Byrne voted :: aye <: . Commissioners Larsen and 74cCrea voted "no". 

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Item No. 12 — Approving emergency supplemental appropriation, 
amount $1,053,500, from unappropriated balance of funds, to 

provide funds needed to execute a water purchase agreement with the 

State of California. 

This item was put over to the Commission meeting of July 12. 1977., 
by unanimous vote of the Commission. 

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Resolution 77-02H4 — Directing the ,7 ater Department to readvertis 
for bids for Contract do. 1736, and authorizing Water Department 
to contract for a period not to exceed one month with the same company 
that is under contract for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977. 

After discussion among Commissioners, staff, Mr. Baglin, and 
Mr. Jack K. Dooling, representing Pacific Pavements Co., Hr. Baglin, 
Utilities General Counsel, stated that both bids are defective and the 
contract should be rebid. 

Mr. George L. Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, stated the 
problem is with the documentation submitted in the bid documents. 

f.ir. Wentz said it would be necessary for the Commission to c^eclar- 
an emergency in order to allow the water Department to go out and 
contract in the inter in. P.ebidding the contract would take about 2 
days, and staff would contract with Pacific Pavements Co. in the interi 
as they are the contractor for the current year. 



77-141 June 20, 1°77 



Commissioner 'IcCrea moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded, that 
resolution 77-0284 be adopted. The Commission voted unanimously to 
adopt this resolution. 

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Resolution 77-0285 -- Authorizing execution of a professional 
services agreement with 3rown and Caldwell, a consulting engineer- 
ing firm, for a rate design study, including development of an 
effective 'lifeline rate [i . Payment for services not to exceed 
$20,900. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Boyd stated 
that the Board of Supervisors had reduced T 7ater Department temporary 
salaries. Funds for this work itfould have come out of 1976-77 budget, 
="->d there is still enough money to accomplish a part of the work. 

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Resolution 77-0286 -- Approving plans and specifications for fare 
collection equipment to be installed in nine Muni Metro subway 
stations, and authorizing purchase of this equipment? and request- 
ing the Purchaser of Supplies to solicit bids for said fare 
collection equipment. Estimated cost of equipment, $1,814,350. 

Mr. Green introduced Mr. Gerald P. Cauthen, Senior Civil Engineer, 
who has been with the project almost since its inception, dealing daily 
with consultants on the project. 

Mr. Cauthen exhibited a drax«?ing of a Muni Metro Subway station. 
He stated there would be 15 fare collection areas in the Muni Metro 
system, placed at entrance and exit gates . In addition to fare gates 
there would be a central processor which is a small computer. There 
will be change equipment. By means of a drawing of the Church Street 
station, he indicated that people could come in from the street from 
two directions. 

The adult fare, token, fast pass, Sunday and Holiday tour ticket 
and employee pass could be handled in an automatic fashion. The 
transfer, Bart/Muni discount ticket, senior fast pass, student fare, 
child fare, senior fare, and handicapped fare do not lend themselves to 
a fully automated approach. An agent would assist with this latter 
group, as well as assisting anyone who needed attention. 

For the handicapped person in a wheelchair there would be a 
separate gate. Passes will have a magnetized strip, and will be semi- 
automated because of the Muni transfer system, It is difficult and 
costly to magnetize transfers. Equipment will be installed under a 
separate contract under the supervision of Muni staff and the manu- 
facturer . 

Commissioner Larsen expressed concern that the handicanped communit 
had not been consulted from a consumer viewpoint. She said that people 
who design systems should obtain some feedback from people who use the 
systems. Mr. Green's office, according to Commissioner Larsen, had been 
given the names and addresses of the Department of Rehabilitation's 
oarrier consultant; the Center of Indipendent Living's architect and 
oarrier consultant. 

Mr. Cauthen said he had been able to reach a Mr. Ryan at the Center 
for Indipendent Living, but he was not able to reach any other person 
tfhose name he had. He sent Mr. Ryan a specification, and asked him to 
sail if he had nay questions. Mr. Ryan didn't seem to feel there was a 
problem, according to Mr. Cauthen. 



77-142 June 28, 1^77 



Commissioner Larsen said Mr. John Edmonds is also an engineer who 
has worked on BART accessibility. She said perhaps Mr. Ryan would 
expect to be compensated for any work. 

Mr. Cauthen said Mr. Ryan would do some work on the installation 
contract. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he shared Commissioner Larsen 's concern 
that the geometric layout not provide any irroedinents to the handi- 
capped. 

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Resolution 77-0237 -- Authorizing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute an agreement with the firm of Chin and 
Hensolt, Inc., in a maximum amount of $415,000, to proceed with 
the preparation of design and construction documents for the 
installation of major mechanical, structural and operational 
improvements to the Washington-Mason Cable Car barn? and the 
development of a Systems Analysis of the Cable Car trackway 
facilities . 






Commissioner McCrea said the proposed resolution does not involve 
improvements to the cable cars themselves. 

Mr. Green replied there is a study being made by Thomas T. Lunde, 
Inc., re design engineering for construction of cable cars. Also, Mr. 
Lunde is studying the Ames Report and recommendations . 

Mr. John Rutherford of Rutherford and Chekene, said his firm 
feels there are two elements of the cable cars that would have to be 
studied--the grip and the braking system, and that his firm did respond 
to these elements in their proposal. 

Mr. Chin of Chin and Kensolt said his firm intends to study the 
braking and grip system, and that these items are included in his 
firm's proposal. 

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Resolution 77-0288 -- Approving Muni's participation in a test 
program of the Icarus Articulated Bus, with no commitment for 
future purchase and approving notification to the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Supervisors that such an evaluation 
program will be undertaken during the latter part of 1978. 

Mr. Sam Walker, Secretary-Treasurer, Tmj Local 250-A, asked if 
this bus would be tested in regular service, and how many doors it has. 

Mr. Green said he believes the bus has 2 doors, not 3. 

Mr. Wentz stated that whatever buses are delivered will be exposed 
to the drivers, the oublic and management. Muni is not pre-committed 
to purchase these buses. 

Mr. Peter Straus, a Muni Transit Planner, said even if the bus has 
3 doors, one could be- blocked off. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Larsen, Dr. Christensen 
said this bus was built in Hungary, but will be manufactured in this 
country . 

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77-143 June 28, 1977 



Resolution 77-0239 — Authorizing passive wheelchair lift tost 
with Environmental Equipment Corporation of San Leandro, Calif. 

Commissioner Larsen stated that if it is kept in mind that this 
is only a test, she would like to thank the staff for placing this 
proposal before the Commission. 

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Item 27 -- Commending Municipal Railway operator John T '-7. llervis 
for meritorious service leading to apprehension and arrest of 
suspect in the murder of a passenger on June 14, 1977. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Larsen, 
this matter was put over to the Commission meeting of July 12, 1977. 



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Item 35 — Approving a Metro Transit Advertising orogram to 
incorporate new "Metroform* self-adhesive exterior posters into 
its Municipal Railway advertising contract operations. 



Mr. Paul Phillips, General Manager, Metro Transit Advertising, 
stated this particular advertising space is much larger than the 
existing king size space, being 4 ft. X 24 ft. as compared to 
2-1/2 ft. X 12 ft. It is self-adhesive and can be applied directly 
to the side of a vehicle. Posters have been approved and are presently 
running in a number of cities across the country. Approval is requested 
to install posters on a maximum of 10 percent or 10 vehicles. An 
additional $100,000 a year in revenue would be generated over and above 
the advertising revenue presently being received. Over the remaining 
4 years of the contract this would mean from $400,000 to $500,000 in 
potential additional revenue. 

Mr. Green advised that staff has no recommendation on this item. 

There being no motion, the item was tabled. 

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Item 37 ~- Designating the transit consumer group member on the 
Board of Control to oversee the handicapped and elderly project. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission voted unanimously that this item be put over to be 
calendared at the request of the Commission. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED! 5: 2 3 p.m. 

Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



77-14!^- Juno 28, 1^1 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTIL ITIES COM^ ISSIOU 
CIT Y hllD COtUTY OF S AN FIUYi T CISCO 
George R. Moscone, "layor 



Room 202, City flail 

2 : 34 p.m. 

July 12, 1977 



CO' I'll S SIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Lydia Lar5en ; Vice President 
H. 7 elton Flynn 
Joseph P. 3yrne, 
Peter ; :lcCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railv/ay 
Ketch Ketchy Project 
Water Department 



BUPEAUG 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Corrmter Center 



John 3. Went?: 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Pomaine Ac Smith 
S^CRI'ITARY 



77-145 



Present o Commissioners H. rT elton Flynn (ore si cling) , 

Joseph P. Byrne, Pater McCrea 

Absent? Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of June 23, 1977 were aonroved and 
are on file in the office of the Secretary. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution v/as adopted; 

77-0307 H Approving DPW proposal for lighting Byron Court 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted % 

77-0303 H Awarding HH Contract No. 454 to Robar Constructors 
of Danville, CA to construct Moccasin Sewage 
Treatment Plant - $222,039.60 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0309 H Approving modification no. 1 for $10,000 providing 
for additional work on HH Contract Mo. 524 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea , seconded by Byrne , the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0310 W Approving emergency supolemental appropriation of 
$1,053,500 to purchase water from State 

Vote? Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0311 W Accepting completion of WD Contract No. 1711 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0312 W Approving compromise and collection of claims for 
June - $1,033.50 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On notion ~>f Byrne, seconded by McCrea, th 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0313 M Conmending John l. Me r vis f r roritorious service 
Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted; 

77-0314 M Commending winners of 1977 Cable Car Bell Ringing 
Championship 

Votes Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0315 M Approving supplemental appropriation to correct 
clerical error for classification 27^8 - $7,139 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0316 M Approving modification no. 9 to MR Contract Ho. 618 
for barrier construction - $4,100 

Vote s Ayes-Flynn, Eyrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
folicwing resolution was adopted; 

77-0317 M Approving settlement of L. Pascu claim - $375 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0318 M Approving compromise and collection of claim 
against David Charles Allen - $3,273.99 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted as amended - 

77-0319 M rorovxng j streetcar line be temporarily substi- 

tuted with motor coaches for a period of not more 
than six weeks 

Vote; Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, -the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0306 M Requesting warrants in settlement of claims against 
Railway - $159,159.37 

Vote: Ayes-Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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77-147 



R EPORT OF THE GENERAL M A:!ACLR 

Mr. John 3. Wentz, General f'anaaer of Public Utilities 5 

Water Conservation 

Mr. 'Jentz distributed a rer>ort, 'Projected June r ?ater Consumotion , " 
detailing system-wide conservation in many categories by nercentaae of 
last year's use for the same period. The report shows ^an Francisco 
at 41.5 percent of last year's usage and the resale accounts at 52.4 
percent of last year. 

Muni .Metro Accessibility Study 

Mr. Wentz reported that the study is complete and' will reach the Board 
of Control Thursday night of this week for acceptance and approval for 
distribution. Upon the assumption that the report will be aporoved, 
Mr. Wentz said he would send the Board a duplicate cony. An oral 
presentation to the Commission by the consultant is scheduled for the 
26th of July. 

Light Rail Vehicles 

:J lr. Wentz plans to inspect LRV's in Boston July 20, and will confer 
with Commission President John F. Henning, Jr., who will come to Boston 
from Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., will 
accompany Mr. Wentz and will attend a problem-solving meeting with 
M3TA, our consulting engineers and cMTfl ^n the 2 th Jin ■' 21bt. 

Cable Car Extension 

On July 13 at 10 a.m. Mr. Wentz will make a presentation to the Port 
Commission to the effect that the land is necessary and should be made 
available at a nominal sum.. The Port Commission meetinq will not 
involve merits, but will be limited to discussion of the basis on whic' 
the land should be made available. 

Supplemental Request for UTDC 

On July 13 at 2 p.m. Mr. Wentz will appear before the Finance Committer 
regarding the supplemental request to fund the UTDC contract. 
Commissioner McCrea asked for a copy of the latest draft. M r. Wentz 
said that we have received a second rough draft, which is being reviewe 
by the staff and will be ready for presentation at the next Commission 
meeting. 

03HA 

iMr. Wentz distributed the monthly OS HA report, noting that the nuich 
of unabated violations has been reduced from 40 to 25. 

Sta tus of Conservation Effort 

Mr. Pat Phillips from Iletchy and Mr. Bob Vasconcellos from Wat?" are 
being utilized on a part-time basis. Mr. Wentz met with these bwo 
this morning and together they identified the Deople who 'touK 
a city-wide task force. Tayor Moscone will be requested to sponsor a 
kick-off meeting, which is exnected to be scheduled in about two w 

On Wednesday evening, July 13, Mr. Wentz and Commissioner M cCrea will 
•^eet with the Board of Directors of "San Francisco Tomorrow." 



77-140 



Mr. ''fentz concluded by calling attention to a news release concerning 
the second annual 'Bus Roadeo." r ir. Curtis Green, General Manager of 
Muni, explained that the American Public Transit Association (APTA) 
is sponsoring a national : roadeo :i for all members to encourage safe 
driving. After local and regional r roadeos, c: winners will represent 
their organizations at a national event to be held this year in 
Atlanta. Muni participated last year. This year's Muni contest will 
be held in the Candlestick Park parking lot on Saturday, July 16. 

Commissioner Flynn sought information on one item of the reoort. re 
asked when Curtis Green would look at the Boston system. 

Mr. Green said that he would make a trip in August, at which time 
there will be a convention of LRV people. Commissioner Flynn said 
that he was troubled why Mr. Green was going in Argust* Mr. Green 
said that that was his decision, which satisfied Mr. Flynn. 

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Resolution 77-0310 Approving emergency supplemental appropria- 
tion, amount $1,053,000, from unappropriated balance of funds, 
to provide funds needed to execute a water purchase agreement 
with the State of California. (Deferred from Calendar of 
June 23, 1977) 

Mr. Nentz said the proposal is an emergency insurance protection. 
The area could have lots of rain, in which case it might not be neces- 
sary, but we should not make that assumption. Me qualify for one- 
half of what is being pumped into the Del Valle Reservoir. The con- 
tract is being approved at the moment. 

Commissioner licCrea asked if we do not buy the water, will it be give: 
to someone else. Mr, Wentz answered yes. We must promptly mako up 
our minds. Others are interested. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if this qualifies for federal funds. Mr. 
Wentz answered that we believe that it will qualify for a 20 percent 
grant. We would have to fund the entire amount and then be reimburse! 

Commissioner Flynn asked whether we need request the full amount. 
Mr. Wentz replied that \Je do. The roll was called and the vote w ~ 
unanimous in favor. 

*************** 

Resolution 77-0313 Commending Municipal Railway operator ioh 
W. Nervis for meritorious service leadinq to apprehension 
avrest of suspect in the murder of a passenger on June 14, 
(Deferred from calendar of June 23, 1977) 

Mr. Green stated that there are few opportunities to recognize psz 
• -.ice so noteworthy as that of John W. Nervis, an outstanding oper 
The Municipal Railway is proud of him, and passengers express 
vise in his behalf. 

As Mr. Nervis approached, the Commission, those present applauded him, 

"I am thankful and feel honored that this Commission saw reason bo 
congratulate me and honor me on this day. I am thankful to Mr 
or his kind words," he said. 

Mr. Lawrence D. Martin, President TWU, Loc.l 25 W, commended Onontc: 
Nervis in behalf of his fellow workers. The resolution com^iending 
Mr . Nervis was adopted by acclamation. 



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Resolution 77-0314 Commending winners of the 1 Q 77 Cable Car 
Bell Ringing Championship 

Mr. Green pointed out that on June 16 the champion cable car bell 
ringers appeared on the NBC Tonight Show, and on June 14 Mr. Mervis 
was involved in his action. *'7e applaud all of our fellows. M r. ^reen 
said that the appearance of the bell ringers on the Tonight Show did 
San Francisco proud. 

"I knew they were good employees,- but I did not know they were good 
actors," he concluded. He then asked permission for them to oerform 
their act. Mr. Carl Payne, first place winner, Mr, Michael McClure , 
second place winner, and Mr. Pete Pavlukevich, third olace winner, 
did so in turn. 

Commissioner Flynn expressed his sincere congratulations on behalf 
of the Commission. 

Mr. Martin said that all of the men at the Cable Car Division were 
proud to have these men represent them as ambassadors. 

Mr. Green introduced Mr. William Clark, General Manager of KABL, which 
co-sponsored the affair with Muni. Mr. Clark said that KABL hones to 
remain involved in the activity for many years. 

************** 

Resolution 77-0316 Approving cebit modification in the amount 
of $4,100 to provide funds for the construction of barriers to 
prevent the riding of skate boards in the Muni right-of-way, 
J Church Line, 18th Street to 22nd Street 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt of CAP-Trans said he was happy to see that one 
issue he had brought to the attention of the Commission and the 
Transit Improvement Program had found suoport. This modification may 
be a deterrent to accidents. 

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Resolution 77-0319 Proposing that the <; J" streetcar line be 
temporarily substituted with motor coaches for a period of 
six weeks 

Commissioner McCrea asked for discussion. 

Mr. Curtis Green, General Manager of the Municipal Railway, comments 
upon the move from the old Elkton Shop to the new Muni Metro. . Dur"i • 
the transition there was a period in which nroper maintenance work a 
daily overhauls of wheels could not be done. The ability to hoist t' 
cars in the new facility has only become available this week. Muni .. 
now missing 20 streetcars and. normally expects to have ^5 cars in 
service every day. School being out has provided 32 coaches , which 
Muni proposes to use on the "J" line untii we can pick no the 2 
necessary streetcars. The Muni Metro is now in a position to hand." 
its regular repair work, but because of the backlog, it may take si 
weeks to get back to normal . 

Mr. nentz said that Mr. Green had been in contact with the oeonle of 
Hoe Valley who originally reacted to this as a plan to do away with 
rail service, which is not the case. .Mr. Green confirmed that he h^d 
made phone calls to the 'Friends of Noe Valley." He said that after 
these conversations they were pleased with our reasons and that he had 
promised to meet with them next week to assure them that the service 



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will be adequate . He noted that on occasions when construction hac 
necessitated the substitution of buses for streetcars, checks with 
riders and drivers agreed that the service was adequate. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the slip in maintenance had been a result 
of failure to recruit Title II maintenance workers. Mr. Green replied 
that Muni has been unable to recruit electrical workers for the Title 
II program. 3o r what we have had to do is put ermhasis on diesel 
maintenance . 

Commissioner McCrea asked if Mr. Green anticipated having recruitment 
problems. Mr. Green said no, now that we are back paying 190 oercent 
of rates. 

Commissioner McCrea asked Mr. Larry Martin, T r 7U, if it had been clearo- 
with the union. 

Mr. Martin said that he was told that we do not have spare equipment. 
How it seems we do. He remarked that service seems to be going down 
in the Hunters Point and Mission Districts and reiterated that we do 
not have the equipment . 

Mr. Green said that there was a sign -up, and the fellows have all 
agreed to work the sign-up. 100 percent of the diesel buses have been 
out, so there is no neighborhood without service. 

Mr. Martin rejoined that there would be 9 fewer coaches at Kirkland 
and 8 fewer at Woods if diesels were placed on the J line. 

Commissioner Flynn said he was uncJer the impression that the extra 
buses were a result of school being out. Mr. Green handed a report 
from Mr. Duarte's office to the Commission, and said that we had 32 
buses as a result of school being out. If it were not for school 
being out, x»;e could not do this. 

Commissioner McCrea, referring to Mr. Duarte's report, noted that: - 
were three spare buses at Moods. 

Mr. Martin said that he wished someone could find out What the cor ' 
numbers were. Commissioner McCrea raised the daily sheet to indie 
the correct figures were in front of him. 

Mr. Green remarked that anybody walking along Market Street could see 
that there are seats on diesel buses but not on streetcars. A street- 
car during peak periods carries 1B0 people, so that when we are missinc 
one of those it is a major loss. 

Commissioner Byrne said that in the future he would like to see the 
report come from Mr, Green instead of a member of Green's staff. 
'Me are getting two different ooinions and two different reports," he 
said. "I would like to see one report. 1 ' 

Mr. Klebolt thanked Mr. Green for bringing the matter before the 
Commission, noting that when Mr. Green learned that this was about to 
happen, he personally held up on it. He said that the Kennedy decisio 
of the 60 s s stated that any substitution of motor coaches for rail is 
an abandonment, and that this should be checked with counsel. He said 
he supports the proposal, subject to legal conditions. 

Commissioner Flynn asked fir. George Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, 
for an opinion. Mr. Baglin cited Section 3.59C of the City Charter 
and said the safest procedure would be to submit it to the ^oard of 
Supervisors . 



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Commissioner McCrea asked what would happen if we went ahead and then 
went to the Board for approval. Mr. Baglin replied that if they said 
no, we would have to restore the streetcars. 

Mr. Made Hudson of the San Francisco Muni Coalition said that the 
fact that the schedules were set for today is very inadequate inf or- 
ation upon which to judge the situation. The Milbur Smith Report 
documents that the Hunters Point and Mission get less service, and 
the question is relevant to these districts. 

Commissioner Flynn said that we hear a report that the runs are not 
being missed. 

Mr. Green said that if in two weeks there are sufficient number of 
cars, rail service will be restored. 

Mr. Wentz stated that Curtis Green is trying to make the best use of 
th?. equipment availa'le.He couldn't agree with Mr. ^aglin's opinion. 
We have been led to believe that this is not an abandonment. It takes 
a month to get to the Board of Supervisors. Me should just do it. 

Commissioner McCrea mov^d that the resolution be amended as follows s 

RESOLVED, That this Commission approves the use of diesel coaches to 
replace the streetcars on the "J Church 1 ' line for a period not to 
exceed six weeks or until such time as service may be fully restored, 
whichever is sooner? that buses from Lines 15 and 42 not be used for 
this purpose? that the Board of Supervisors be informed of this action 

The motion was approved . 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 3i40 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^M I W U T E S 
^- PUBLIC UTILITIES COiiMISSIOH 
CITY AUD COUilTY OF 5AH FRAbfCISCQ 
Georga R. Moscone, flayer 



Room 232, City Kail 

2% 35 p.m. 
■^ July 26, 1977 



c or-iMi3sio:re?.s 
John F. Uenning, Jr., President 
Lydia Larsen, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Eyrne 
Peter McCrea 



DEPARTMENTS 
Hunicipal Railway 
Hatch Hetchy Project 
Hater department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John P. "lentz 
GE'rtERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Ronaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present; Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., II. T 7elton Flynn, 

Joseph P. Byrne, Peter McCrea 

Absent: Commissioner Lydia Larsen 

The minutes of the regular meeting of July 12, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

HO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted? 

77-0321 II Approving relighting of Irving Street, 7th to 22nd 
Avenues 

Vote; Ayes -Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted ; 

77-0322 H Approving supplemental appropriation correcting 
clerical errors - $309 

Vote % Ayes -Henning, Flynn, Byrne, "cCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted % 

77-0323 W Awarding WD Contract No. 1736Px to Pacific Pavements 
Company, Ltd. of San Francisco for repaving" streets 
and sidewalks - $734,: 00 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0324 W Authorizing lease with Vanderson Construction, Inc. 
for parking and landscaping - $756 per year 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0325 W Approving indemnity agreement with various sheriffs 
to deputize certain WD employees 

Vote' Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0326 W Setting public hearing date of August 23, 1977 for 
liens in excess of $100 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flyr.n, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0327 W Setting public hearing date of August 23, 1977 for 
liens in excess of $100 (closed accounts) 

Vote 5 Ayes-Kenning, Flynn, 3yrne., McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0328 17 Accepting completion of professional services 
agreement with Brown and Caldwell and James M. 
Montgomery 

Vote; Ayes-Hennir.g, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0329 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts 
receivable - $7,645.16 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0330 W Approving supplemental appropriation to correct 
clerical errors for Class 2708 _ $2,308 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0331 M Accepting MBT's Muni Metro Accessibility Study 
Report 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0332 :: Authorizing direct negotiation of Contract MR-653R 
to furnish and install temporary buildings for 
housing fare collection equipment 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0333 M Expressing thanks to James J. Finn 

Vote- Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0334 M Approving supplemental appropriation establishing 
one new classification and abolishing two 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-03 35 M Approving supplemental appropriation for compensa- 
tion adjustment of six positions - reduction of 
$15,433 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Flynn, P.yrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted % 

77-0336 M Approving supplemental appropriation funding two 
positions and abolishing one - reduction of $518 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0337 M Approving travel expense voucher for E. Gail 
Freeman - $559.20 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-0320 M Requesting Controller draw warrants in settlement 
of claims - $10,500 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Flynn, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER — Mr. John 3. Wentz , General Manager 
of Public Utilities 

Diesel Coach Substitution on the J Line 

Mr. Wentz reported that the bus for streetcar substitution on the J 
Line is functioning well, with Muni sustaining satisfactory community 
relations in the area. Streetcar repair work is proceeding under. 
Frank Baggetta, who was transferred from the Water Department to 
replace Cliff Milan as Superintendent of Equipment. 

Firs Near Cherry Lake 

Quick action by nearly 5 00 fire fighters contained the summer's 
first forest fire at 190 acres on July 21 near Cherry Lake. The fire 
did an estimated $785,000 damage to timber and watershed and cost 
about $300,000 for firemen and equipment—and none to Hetch Hetchy 
facilities. The City installation at Cherry Lake was used as fire- 
fighting headquarters. 

Inspection of Light Rail Vehicles in Boston 

Commission President John F. Henning, Jr. and Mr. Wentz inspected the 
LRV : s in Boston, and wars witness to some of the problems still to be 
solved. Mr. Wentz said he is optimistic that, with the diligence of 



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MBTA and the support of UMTA, most of these problems will be resolved 
prior to delivery. Mr. Wentz offered to relate further details of 
the trip at the convenience of individual Cowards sioners . 

OSHA 

According to the periodic OSHA report issued by Mr. Patrick J. Phillips 
Director, Eureau of Safety, and dated July 26, two more violations 
have been abated since the last report of July 12, bringing the total 
number of abatements to date to 441. A total of 25 violations have 
not been completely abated. Work on these items is proceeding on 
schedule . 

Commissioner Henning stated that it is the reaction of all Commissioner 
to applaud the system-wide conservation of water, which has amounted 
to more than 40 percent. He pointed out that the sole exception to 
this effort was City Hall, which has reduced its consumption "by a 
mere three percent." He want on to say that it is the opinion of the 
Commissioners that the City should be foremost among those setting an 
example . 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager of the Water Department, said 
that City Hall is under the supervision of the Director of Public 
Works, who is endeavoring to bring a well in City Hall into produc- 
tion. Much of the City Hall water is used for coolina the City's 
Central Data Processing equipment. Mr. Boyd said he would have a 
full report at the next meeting. 

Commissioner Henning concluded the discussion by saying that it is 
essential that we see some change in these conservation figures. 



Resolution 77-0323--Awarding WD Contract No. 1736R - for the repaving 
of streets and sidewalk openings of the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1978 - to Pacific Pavements Company, Ltd., in the amount of $734,900 

Mr. Boyd pointed out that this contract was before the Commission 
last month, at which time the Commission felt that all bids were 
unacceptable and directed the Water Department to resubmit the contract 
to bid. Only Pacific Pavements responded to the subsequent invitation 
entering a bid $50,000 lower than the previous one, effectively saving 
the City that amount of money. 



Item 12 — Approving and authorizing the negotiation of a lease with 
Mr. Hal Jones, d.b.a. fission Valley Rock Company of Sunol , for the 
purpose of extracting gravel from a 30 acre parcel of "ater Department 
land, and providing for a jift deed of 90 acres of adjacent depleted 
quarry land to the City by Mission Valley Rock Company 

Commissioner Henning said he had a number of questions for Mr. Boyd 
concerning this item, the first of which was why this was not an item 
for public bid. 

Mr. Boyd answered that no other bidder could have offered us the land. 
He went on to say that once excavated, we could store water in this 
quarry which would be usable when we were in a bind such as this year. 

Commissioner Henning said that he saw no obligation or timetable in 
the contract for the contractor to excavate. He said there should 
also be a timetable for renegotiating the royalty. He then raised a 
question of geology, saying that it seemed that a gravel pit was one 
of the most unlikely places for storing water. 

Mr. Boyd replied that there are strata under the pit that could be 
made impermeable to water at a low cost. 



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Commissioner Henning asked if the land to be deeded had already been 

excavated. Mr. Boyd answered that it was "a hole in the ground. 1 ' 

Commissioner Henning again stated his concern about a lack of public 
bid. 

Commissioner McCrea asked what other use this land could be put to. 
Mr. Boyd answered that the historical use would be grazing and row 
crops. Commissioner McCrea said he shared Commissioner Henning "s 
view that it should be put out to bid. 

Mr. Boyd expressed concern as to how the Water Department could go to 
bid seeking land instead of money. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired what compensation the Department would 
ask someone else to offer instead of the 90 acres. He also inquired 
whether any value had been place on this land. 

Mr. Boyd felt that there was precedent for recommending to the Commis- 
sion that a gravel lease proceed without bid. Mr. Boyd asked for a 
policy determination, and answered that the Department had not deter- 
mined the present day value of a parcel of land in question. 

Commissioner Byrne asked if there were any representative of the 
Mission Valley Rock Company present. Mr. Boyd replied affirmatively, 
introducing Mr. Hal Jones, president of the firm, and his attorney, 
Mr. Jack Smith. 

Mr. Smith said that because the Water Department land is contiguous to 
his client's, the acquisition of this lease was simply a logical ex- 
tension of his client's operation. 

Commissioner Byrne inquired whether the lessee, Mr. Jones, would take 
care of all environmental impact reports. Mr. Smith said that his 
client would do this . He went on to say that a new and independent 
operation in this location would be difficult, and only because Mr. 
Jones is presently working in this location did such an agreement make 
sense. 

Mr. Boyd said that the gift deed has tremendous value. Commissioner 
Henning said that it would be essential to go to Real Estate Depart- 
ment for an evaluation. He suggested that Mr. Boyd develop a lease or 
proposal that could be put out to bid and affirmed that the Department 
must go through bidding procedure . 

Commissioner McCrea moved that the Water Department be instructed 
to set up a public bid procedure for this land, including some provi- 
sion for the dollar equivalent of the land to be deeded. He added 
that he would like to see the bid before it goes out, and asked Mr. 
Boyd to bring the request for bidding to the Commission at its next 
meeting. 



Resolution 77-0325 — Approving an indemnity agreement with the sheriffs 
of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Tuolumne Counties relative to 
the deputization of certain Water Department employees 

Commissioner Henning expressed concern that there be some program or 
special provision for training these people. Mr. Boyd said that all 
of his people had been trained by the sheriffs of these counties. 

Commissioner McCrea said that it is his understanding that Hetch Hetch} 
employees are not now deputized. Mr. Oral Moore, General Manager of 
Hetch Hetchy, said that is correct — that they have only emergency 
authority. 



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The resolution was approved . 



Resolutions 77-0326 , 77-0327 — -Setting date for public hearing re 
liens and special assessments on properties for unpaid water service 
in excess of one hundred dollars 

Mr. Wentz explained that the reason for the two seemingly identical 
items was that the first resolution represented open accounts and the 
second closed accounts . Twelve of the open accounts have already been 
settled and more are anticipated before the hearing. The hearing was 
set for August 23, 1977 at 2;30 p.m. 



Resolution 77-032 9 — Approving the write-off of uncollectible accounts 
receivable which are more than ninety days past due, month of Hay, 1977 
in the amount of: §7645.16. 

Commissioner Flynn asked Mr. Boyd whether there were not some indivi- 
duals among the list of those to be written off who owed more than 
$100. 

Mr. Boyd answered that this is so. The Department now has the old 
bill situation in hand. In order to keep it in hand, they are recom- 
mending some larger accounts be written off. He said this was a "real 
clean i.p." Property has changed hands in some cases. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if a lien could not be put on the property 
even with a change of ownership. 

Mr. George Baglin, Public Utilities General Counsel, said this could 
not be done if the change of ownership preceded the lien. 

Commissioner Henning asked Mr. Boyd how this could be avoided in the 
future . 

Mr. Boyd referred to a new lien ordinance which will be $50 or under 
in the aggre-jate. The computer will check these after the second 
billing. 

Mr. Wentz added that a committee of representatives from the City 
Attorney's Office and tue PUC is being formed through which all of 
these will flow without delay in the future. 



Item 19--Presentation of a summary of the POM Study done under contract 
by Wilbur Smith and Associates. The report is yet to be approved by 
the Transportation Study Coordinating Committee, but can now be dis- 
tributed for information. 

Mr. Curtis Green, General Manager of the Municipal Railway , commenced 
the presentation of the Planning, Operations, and Marketing Study 
(POM) . He reported that the final draft of 270 oages has yet to 
clear the TSCC, MTC or UMTA, but that it could now be submitted to 
the Commissioners for their perusal and consideration. 

Mr. Wentz called the Commission's attention to the nress release of 
that morning which is a brief summary of the report. r ^r. Gerald 
Cauthen, Muni Project Director for the study, was introduced. He in 
turn introduced Gerard L. Drake, Vice President of Filbur Smith and 
Associates, and Peter Martin and Ross Maxwell, also of that firm. 



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Mr. Cauthen stated that the POM Study is the most thorough examination 
of the Municipal Railway in 30 years and the most intensive study of 
the system ever undertaken. 

The study begins with an analysis of the existing transit system and 
the pattern of usage by its natrons and then evaluates the service 
in regard to these aspects. Referring to Table 95, he pointed out 
that Muni offers every 1,000 residents an average of 11.1 hours daily 
revenue vehicle service. This exceeds the figures of virtually all 
transit systems in the nation. In fact, Muni provides service at 
such a high volume, that in many ways it is strapped to push itself 
further. 

The basis for much of the report is an extensive survey of Muni 
riders, which indicates that user concern is for comfort, convenience 
and reliability. 

Designating this 'quality improvement," he noted that much of this 
lay beyond the scope of his presentation, which would principally 
cover efficiency of service. He said that the average speed of Muni 
vehicles is 9.07 miles per hour. He detailed several ways this speed 
could be increased, such as transit preferential streets, route 
changes, extended stop spacing, and straightening out turns in the 
crowded downtown area. 

Mhile there are 82 Muni routes, there are 330 variations of these 
routes, and he indicated a reduction of the number of these variations 
is called for. The POM Study rerouting plan would increase patronage 
without increasing vehicle hours, according to the consultant--and 
projected at 11 percent, this would mean a $2 million saving per 
annum. 

Mr. Cauthen touched on a number of convenience and reliability points 
which had been investigated, including reasons for delay, regularity 
of service, standards of crowding, directness of service, proximity 
of service and connection to outlying transit generators. The POM 
Study recommends that a transit route should not exceed 1.3 miles for 
every air mile and that no point in the City should be more than three 
blocks from Muni access. 

Mr. Cauthen continued by referring to the study's cost analysis and 
financing plan and indicated that a phasing plan outlined in the 
study will show the way for doing this . He concluded by saying that 
he feels a number of the recommendations are sound, but that he disa- 
grees with others and further discussions will be held. 

Commissioner McCrea asked what plan exists for implementing the study. 

Mr. Wentz said that we are presently at the point of distributing the 
report, but the report must first clear TSCC, MTC an^ UMTA. Stages 
are set forth in the document, which must be broken up into workable 
pieces. This is a broad scale program which requires community support 
in cooperation with Muni's operational staff. 

Commissioner McCrea asked, in light of the currently overworked con- 
dition of the planning staff, what is being done to augment the staff. 
Mr. Green said that four additional staffers have been budgeted. 

Commissioner Byrne asked how long it would be before the POM Study 
came back to the Commission. 

Mr. Mentz answered three or four months. The implementation part 
spans five years. Part must wait for the Muni Metro. The recommenda- 
tions will be submitted to the Commission in workable sections. Mr. 
Mentz commended the entire report to the Commission and added that 
'there is a heck of a lot of meat to it." 



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Commissioner Henning inquired about the mailing schedule. Mr. Cauthen 
said that he has ordered 120 copies from Wilbur Smith and that a 28- 
page summary is to be printed and ready in about a month. 



Resolution 77-0331--Accepting the Muni Metro Accessibility Study 
Report submitted by MBT Associates. There will be an oral presenta- 
tion by Mr. Gary Weinstein of Tudor Engineering Conoany. Representa- 
tives from the 3oard of Control and the Department of City Planning 
will be on hand to answer questions. 

Mr. Gary ^einstein briefly summarized the report and offered to answer 
questions. He said that while there are many aspects to the preven- 
tion of barriers for the handicapped, the scope of this study had been 
limited to providing physical accessibility to the LRVs . The study 
did not consider demographics. It simply asked the question: is it 
possible to get a wheelchair onto a streetcar? The answer is yes? 
however, it requires some commitment to do so. 

Three basic approaches were investigated. Two of these involved mini- 
platforms. For these a mock-up was tested with volunteers. The 
third approach, which is the one the study finally recommended, 
involves a streetcar mounted lift. The prototype of this lift is 
currently under development and manufacture by Boeing Vertol . 

The platform approach engendered problems with fare collection and 
the movement of traffic. Therefore, although it is not ideal, the 
lift project should be pursued in collaboration with UMTA and Boeing 
Vertol . 

An unidentified woman in the audience raised the question of assistance 
for the elderly, especially those with walkers or canes — would there 
be something to hang onto? Mr. Weinstein said that the lift will be 
equipped with a folding seat which a person could occupy during 
transit or from which he could move to another seat once on the bus. 

Resolution 77-0332--Authorizing direct negotiation of a construction 
contract to furnish and install temporary buildings for the housing 
of fare collection equipment, Contract MR-S5 3R. 

Commissioner Kenning said that having recently visited the yards with 
Commissioner McCrea, he believes there is sufficient room for storage. 
He asked if trailers might not be leased to store this equipment. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if the equipment would be operating in this 
temporary building. Mr. Green answered that it would. 

Dr. Christensen said that the Keene Fare Collection Equipment must be 
stored inside or the warranty would not hold. Until a more permanent 
structure is built, temporary provision must be made. He said the 
work was originally scheduled to be done by Keene, but we determined 
to do it, and the compensation was adjusted accordingly. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if a permanent structure should not be built. 
Mr. Green said receipts could be counted less expensively in-house 
rather than forwarded to the bank uncounted. ■ in view of this, we 
decided to build a temporary facility. T7hen permanent facilities are 
constructed, the equipment will be housed in them. 

Resolution 77--0333 — Commending and expressing thanks to Mr. James J. 
Finn on his retirement for long and outstanding service to the people 
of the City and County of San Francisco. 



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Commissioner Henning noted that on September 16 a testimonial dinner 
will be held in honor of Mr. Finn, at which time everyone should take 
advantage of the opportunity to congratulate him. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4s 12 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 

PUBLI C UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AlID COUNTY OF SAN FRA NCISCO 

George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2s32 p.m. 
August 9, 1S77 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 



D EPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
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BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

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John B. frjentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Joseph P. Byrne, 

Peter McCrea 

Absent: Commissioner H. Melton Flynn , one vacancy 

The minutes of the regular meeting of July 26. 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 

following resolution was adopted? 

77-0340 M Approving repainting of PCC streetcars 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Syrne., McCr = s 

On motion of McCrea , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0341 G Approving change of date for regular meeting to 
August 22, 1977 in room 300, 101 Grove Street 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, yrr.. , :eCrea 

On notion of McCrea., seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0342 H Accepting completion HH Contract No. 564 

Vote: Ayes-Kenning, Byrne,, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0343 H Awarding HH Contract No. 567 to Underground Con- 
struction Co., Inc., of San Leandro for underground 
duct system - $363,280 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0344 H Approving bid call for HH Contract Mo. 532 - N Line 
streetcar overhead system 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Eyrne , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0345 H Approving bid call for HH Contract No. 569 - 
Moccasin Vehicle refueling station 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0346 II Approving debit modification for HH Contract No. 544 
in amount of $2,545.86 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of McCrea, sacondad by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0347 H Approving supplemental appropriation for retroactive 
salary adjustment - $2,567 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pyrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0348 H Approving supplemental appropriation for retroactive 
salary adjustment - $286 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted: 

77-0349 W Accepting completion WD Contract no. 1726 

Vote: Ayes-Henning^ Byrne, McCrea 

On notion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adooted: 

77-0350 W Accepting completion WD Contract Ho. 1727 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by 3yrne , the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0351 W Approving bid call for gravel quarry lease on land 
near Sunol 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
follov/ing resolution was adopted; 

77-0352 W Approving moratorium on certain grazing leases 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0353 W Approving that certain staff members represent 
Commission on lien procedings committee 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0354 W Approving collection of July's claims against mis- 
cellaneous debtors - $2,014.66 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted- 

77-0355 W Approving supplemental appropriation for retroactive 
salary adjustment - $2,075 

Vote:, Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0356 M Approving supplemental appropriation for certain 
wages - $6,366,497 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0357 M Amending existing grant application with UMTA and 
approving acceptance of additional grant funds 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0358 M Approving appropriation of Title II funds for repair 
and maintenance of various structures - $574,459.64 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0359 M Rejecting sole bid received for Contract No. 616 and 
approving readvertising of contract 

Vote i Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0360 M Approving award of vending machine agreement to 
Freeco Vending Services, Inc. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0361 M Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
for retroactive, ralary a juatnent - $470.16 

Vote s Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 



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77-0362 M Approving supDlemental appropriation oroviding funds 
for PUC Hearing Officer - $27,800 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0363 M Approving new motor coach Line Wo. 7-Ballpark Express 

Vote i Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0364 M Approving supplemental appropriation correcting 
clerical error for classification 7152 - $3,446 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0365 M Approving supplemental appropriation allowing filling 
of Transit Equipment Superintendent = $25,376 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0366 M Approving payment of travel expense voucher for 
Gerald P. Caiathen - $580.28 

Votes Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0367 M Approving write-off uncollectible accounts receivable 
and adjustments of accounts receivable 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted - 

77-0363 M Approving payment from Revolving Fund - $32,788.64 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0339 M Settling of claims and suits against Muni - $119,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted s 

77-036 9 G Approving supplemental appropriation for retroactive 
salary adjustment - $27 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, Byrne, McCrea 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Uentz, General Manager of Public Utilities % 

Water Conservation 

Mr. Wentz said a 'modest f change in meter reading methods has proven 
more effective and saves a great deal of time. Water conservation is 
down four percent from the month of June, a commendable level in view 
of July's warm weather. 

Painting of PCC Streetcars 

Many of the PCC streetcars which will be in use for two or three years 
are in need of repainting. They can be painted inside and out in ac- 
cordance with the new approved design, and refurbished for an estimated 
$2,000 per car. Work can be accommodated within the budget with exist- 
ingstaf f at the rate of two cars every three weeks . The pace can be 
stepped up if an item for painting is included in the next Title II 
program. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, Commissioner Byrne seconded, and the Commis- 
sion unanimously adopted Resolution 77-0340 to paint the PCC street- 
cars, using the new Muni color scheme. 

AB 1107 

Mr. Wentz stated the County, State and National Affairs Committee has 
requested a written analysis of AB 1107. It is assumed the Commisr 
sion's position remains as reflected in Resolution 77-0204 of April 26, 
1977, as follows; "...Elimination of a requirement for fare revenues 
to be a fixed percentage of operating costs or to be affected by nego- 
tiated labor settlements . " 

Commissioner McCrea stated that if the above requirement is not elim- 
inated, Muni should be allowed credit for all fare discounts. 

Mr. Wentz said if Muni is allowed to take all possible fare discounts, 
a fare increase could be put off for another year. 

OSHA 

Mr. Wentz reported that unabated violations now number only 21. These 
remaining violations are out to bid, or in the process of being abated. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Kenning stated that Commissioners Flynn and McCrea will 
be out of the City on August 23, 1977, and in order to maintain a 
quorum the Commission meeting date should be changed to August 22. On 
motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, Resolu- 
tion 77-0341 was adopted, changing the date of the next Commission 
meeting to August 22, 1977. 



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Commissioner Henning said the Commission is concerned that the number 
of Municipal Railway missed runs is reportedly due to a lack of man- 
power. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green. General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied that 
Muni has a total absence rate of approximately 14 percent oer month. 
This compares with an AC Transit rate of 20 percent and a Golden Gate 
Transit rate of 13 percent. Muni loses an average of 17 operators a 
month, and it takes 90 days to process a requisition. Employees are 
now allowed to save up vacation and sick leave, and on retirement use 
the time, which can amount to as much as eight months, before the de- 
partment is legally able to make a replacement. In the past few 
years vacation allowances have been increased from two to three or 
four weeks a year without an increase in the number of employees. 
Last year a floating holiday was negotiated for City employees. 

Muni is budgeted for 1062 operators, and as of today is operating with 
1330. As late as March job freezes prevented replacements as jobs be- 
came vacant. When there was a shortage of equipment, lack of manpower 
was not as acute as it is today when Muni has nearly met equipment re- 
quirements. Also, requisitions for supervisory personnel are not 
filled. When a dispatcher, inspector, claims agent, scheduler, or 
division superintendent position is needed it is necessary to place 
operators in these positions or in the vacancies created by those per- 
sons temporarily assigned to the higher positions. 

Mr. Green stated that Mr. Robert Won of CETA has promised 35 CETA 
workers to replace 35 drivers now in supervisory positions. 

Mr. John L. Beckham, Senior Departmental Personnel Officer, presented 
a chart indicating that operator strength is beginning to rise, al- 
though equipment now surpasses operator strength. Absentee rate 
varies only about three percent, and turn -over is cyclic. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Byrne, Mr. Green stated 
that it takes 30 days to train an operator, and there are 22 in a 
class. For the past several months 22 operators have been hired each 
month . 

Commissioner cCrea pointed out that of the 26 missed runs 11 are on 
streetcar lines. Mr. Green replied this is the season of vacations, 
and the highest seniority operators are assigned to the Geneva car 
barn. 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President, TWU-Local 250-A, stated that if 
CETA employees are hired as dispatchers there will be a morale problem 
among supervisory personnel. 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS - Election of Vice President for the remain- 
der of the year 1977. 

On motion of Commissioner 3yrne , seconded by Commissioner Henning, the 
Commission unanimously voted to install Commissioner Peter McCrea as 
Vice President. 



Resolution 77-0357 — Amending existing grant applications with the 
Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) and approving the 
acceptance of additional grant funds for certain line items. 

Commissioner McCrea pointed out that funds necessary to acquire and 
develop the area East of Tennessee Street at the ^oods facility are 
included in these applications. He stated that the Commission did 
not authorize the Tennessee Street extension, and has recently approved 
proposed acquisition of the U. S. Steel Building. 



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Mr. Green Stated there is a need for this extension at 'foods. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, 
Resolution 77-0357 was adopted, deleting that portion of the line 
item dealing with the Tennessee St. extension. The matter of the 
property acquisition phase at the Woods facility will be an item on 
the calendar of the Commissioner meeting of August 22, 1977. 



Resolution 77-0358 — Applying for appropriation of Title II funds of 
the Local Public Works Employment Act of 1976 for the repair and main- 
tenance of various structures - $574,459.64. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Green stated that 
Mr. Merrill R. Conn, Equipment Engineer, will supervise the program, 
which consists mostly of facilities' improvements. 

Mr. Wentz explained that the Mayor's Office has indicated an additional 
$500,000 for the Municipal Railway way be available, and staff hopes 
to precess such an appropriation through the Mayor's Office for another 
$1/2 million of Title II projects. 



Resolution 77-0359--Rejecting the sole bid received for Contract Mo. 
616 - Transit Stop Sigho - and approving the readvertising of the con- 
tract. 

Mr. Green stated that 5,000 signs are involved - 1500 in the present 
bid proposal. He said it may be necessary to modify the signs by 
including less printed material, or to reduce the number of signs in 
the proposal. 



Item 2 7 --Recommending to the Purchaser of Supplies that Contract Pro- 
posal 467 for the furnishing of uniforms be extended for the period 
ending December 31, 1978. 

President Henning stated he has had a number of comments from members 
of the Board of Supervisors and from the public regarding the policy 
of wearing uniforms. He inquired if the present style of uniform meets 
with the approval of the drivers, and suggested it might be of value 
to run a survey to ascertain if the drivers accept the uniform. 

Mr. Green explained that a new uniform design was included in the con- 
tract with Halter Landor & Associates. This followed a great deal of 
input from the drivers and the public. He said obtaining money for 
uniforms has not been easy, but during the past year all operators 
have been supplied with a uniform. It would take about 1-1/2 years 
to make a changeover. 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin stated the operators would like a new uniform, 
as the present one is not popular. The selected Landor uniform con- 
tains a number of expensive features, however. 

Mr. James H. Leonard, Assistant to the General Manager, Public Service, 
explained that many Muni operators participated in the Landor design 
project, and there was a general satisfaction with the selection. He 
suggested that it would be wise to investigate the possibility of modi- 
fying expensive uniform features. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, the 
Commission voted to put this item over to the next meeting. 



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Item 31 --Approving implementation of Muni Route 78 — Golden Gate Park — 
to operate Sundays only from Kezar Parking lot via John F. Kennedy 
Drive at no added cost. 

Mr. Green explained that in an attempt to lessen auto use in the park 
it is proposed that people drive their automobiles to the Kezar park- 
ing lot, and then take the 78 Line to places of interest. The line 
would operate with a 10-minute headway from Kezar Pavilion to the music 
concourse. 

Mr. Wentz added that the line can be implemented at essentially no 
cost, as two men are now stationed at the park to open the chain for 
buses to pass through restricted areas. The buses would move slowly 
to avoid pedestrians and bicycles. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Byrne , Mr. Green stated 
there is a request for the service from cultural groups and from the 
Recreation and Park Department. 

Mr. Wentz added that the request also came from the Mayor's Transpor- 
tation Cabinet group . 

Mr. Peter Strauss, Transit Planner, stated the route is designed to 
avoid traffic congestion on South Drive. 

An unidentified man in the audience stated the parking lot at Kezar 
Pavilion can accommodate only 50 cars. 

Another unidentified man in the audience stated the biggest problem 
is parking, and that his organization has cars towed away. 

Commissioner McCrea said there should be a broad based citizen input. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner McCrea, the 
Commission voted to put this item over for two weeks, during which 
time the Muni Coalition and CAP-Trans will review the proposed route. 



Resolution 77-0363---Authorizing Muni to establish a new motor coach 
Line Ifo. 7-Ball Park Express to provide service from 8th and Fulton 
and the Eaight-Ashbury areas for football games, and to initiate ser- 
vice for a 90-day or less trial period. 

Mr. Green stated that Muni has been contacted by businessmen in the 
Haight Street area and by citizens on Fulton Street for some type of 
direct service to Candlestick Park. At present these people have to 
go to 19th Avenue or to Van Ness Avenue to get a bus. It is hoped, 
Mr. Green said, that service can begin on September 25.. 1977. A re- 
turn of $2,200 is expected if the buses are well used. As the esti - 
mated cost is $2,500, there would be a loss of $300. If the service 
is not well patronized it can be discontinued at any time during the 
90-day trial period. 

Mr. Joe Simon, a merchant on Haight Street, requested that the route 
originate at Haight and Stanyan Streets because coaches which originate 
in the Avenues are filled by the time they get to Haight Street. Pat- 
rons on Fulton Street have an alternative, but those on Haight Street 
do not . 

Mr. Green explained that four buses will be use^ , with two starting at 
Haight and Stanyan Streets, and two at Fulton Street and 3th Avenue. 

Commissioner McCrea added that on the return all should go to the end 
of the line. 



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Item 33 — Commendation of Mr. Clarence Chiles, first place winner of 
Municipal Railway Safety Roadeo. 

Mr. Rod Bartholomew, Acting Deputy General Manager, Operations and 
Administration, reported that in October, 1977, the American Public 
Transit Association (APTA) will hold its annual convention in Atlanta, 
Georgia. At that time APTA will conduct a national Roadeo. By virtue 
of his topping the competition among 52 Muni operators, Mr. Chiles, a 
representative of Woods Division, will be Muni's Atlanta entrant. 

Mr. Gene Henderson, Superintendent of Training, presented a National 
Safety Council trophy to Mr. Chiles and predicted that he would win 
the Atlanta competition. 

Mr. Green and Lawrence B. Martin complimented Mr. Chiles and his fam- 
ily. 

Commissioner Henning stated that a resolution commending Mr. Chiles 
should be prepared and directed that it be submitted during the Com- 
mission meeting of August 22, 197 7. 

Mr. Bartholomew introduced Douglas Norberg, ICirkland Division second 
place winner, and Ronald Haren, third place winner, also of woods 
Division. 

Mr. Green commended the Safety and Personnel Department, and thanked 
all of them, and introduced the Senior Instructor, Mr. John Taketa. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED? 4s 05 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 






Room 300, 101 Grove Street 
2:35 p .m. 
August 22, 1977 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John 3. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



77-173 



Present: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne 

Absent: 1 vacancy 

The minutes of the regular meeting of August 9, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0370 W Approving transport of water to Skylonda 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0371 M Approving that General Manager present Mayor's 

Office with application for additional Title II 
funds 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0372 W Approving endorsement of Proposition A providing 

automatic sprinklers and backflow prevention de- 
vices in S.F. parks where not now present 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0373 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block #3610, Lot #27 
Dai Teap Horn 
$311.20 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0374 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block #5657, Lot #47 
Tommie & Jimi D. Smith 
$137.61 

Vote: Ayes-Henning. McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0375 W Lien and special assessments on property for 

unpaid water service charges: 

Block #1426, Lot #48 
Eugene & Eileen B. McGuire 
$165.94 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0376 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges: 

Block #839, Lot #2 
Mai Goldberg 
$112.20 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0377 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges : 

Block #707, Lot #1 
Harry Shifs 
$160.94 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0378 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges : 

Block #571, Lot #4 
George & Pantagidta Morf 
$157.35 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0379 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges : 

Block #6982, Lot #46 
Luke A. Master son 
$107.82 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0380 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges: 

Block #779, Lot #21 
Steven J. Williams 
$294.06 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn , seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0382 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges: 

Block # 3783, Lot #6 
Yellow Cab Company 
$196.36 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0383 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges: 

Block #807, Lot #1B 
William Thomson 
$141.19 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, McCrea 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0384 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges : 

Block #7139, Lot #6 
Marlene Moody 
$205.72 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0385 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges : 

Block #6359, Lot #25 
Geraldine La Fleur 
$123.80 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0386 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges : 

Block #4161, Lot #24 

Jack Woo 

$198.75 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0387 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges: 



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Block #323, Lot #11 
Fred A. London 
$143.33 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0388 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 

water service charges : 

Block #693, Lot #9 

Security Eng. Development Co. 

$151.00 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0389 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges: 

Block #333, Lot #9 
Neil Bleuler 
$1,953.65 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0390 W Lien and special assessments on property for unpaid 
water service charges : 

Block #340, Lot #1 
Vasilios Glinidakis 
$420.01 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0391 H Approving completion of HH Contract No. 543 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0392 H Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
adjusting retirement allowances - $43,843 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0393 H Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
adjusting retirement allowances - BLHP - $1,546 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
follow ng resolution was adopted: 

77-0394 W Approving completion of WD Contract No. 1692 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0395 W Approving completion of agreement with Pitometer 
Associates related to waste water survey 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

I On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 

-... _ - ---— following resolution was adopted: 

77-0396 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
adjusting retirement allowances - $80,913 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0397 W Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts - 

month of June - $6,872.44 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0398 M Presentation to Clarence Chiles for winning Safety 
Bus Roadeo 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0399 M Approving recommendation to Purchaser that contract 
proposal 467 dealing with furnishing uniforms be 
extended 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0400 M Approving implementation of Route 78-Golden Gate 
Park 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0401 M Approving execution of agreement with Chin & Hensolt 
Engineers, Inc. to rehabilitate design of Cable Car 
Barn and system analysis of cable car trackway - 
maximum amount of $415,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0402 M Approving revision of disciplinary procedure 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0403 M Approving settlement of an IECO claim - $75,266 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0404 M Approving write-off of uncollectible accounts for 
July - $2,358 - and approving compromise and col- 
lection of claims for damages against miscellaneous 
debtors - $8,087.70 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0405 M Approving payment of claims from revolving fund - 
$61,122.13 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-040 6 C Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
to adjust retirement allowances - $3,913 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0407 G Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
adjusting retirement allowances - $5,52 3 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0408 G Approving transfer of funds under $10,000 and 

allotment requests submitted by PUC departments 
during Fourth Quarter 1976-77 - $133,100.57 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCraa, Flynn, Byrne 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution xvas adopted; 

77-0409 M Approving travel expense advance to cover costs 

for Deputy City Attorney in taking depositions in 
New Hampshire and Massachusetts (cond-H-ion^ri nnnn 
request to take deposition in S.F.) 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission. 

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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities: 

Skylonda Mutual Water Company 

Mr. Wentz stated a request has been received from Skylonda Mutual 
Water Company to work out an agreement similar to the one Marin 
Municipal Water District has with the San Francisco Water Department, 
whereby San Francisco would transport State water to them through our 
facilities. Skylonda will need water before the next Commission meet- 
ing of September 13, 1977. Water would be carried through Skyline 
County Water District facilities to Skylonda. The State Department of 
Water Resources will furnish the San Francisco Water Department a 
volume of water equal to that delivered to Skylonda Mutual Water Co. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, 
Resolution No. 77-0370, empowering the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to sign the necessary agreements to bring State water to the 
Skylonda Mutual Water Company, was unanimously adopted. 

Title II Funds 

Mr. Wentz explained that at the Commission meeting of August 9, 1977 
an application was processed to be forwarded to the Mayor's Office 
for additional Title II funds. Because of a misunderstanding among 
staff members some items were inadvertently included that are not 
eligible for Title II funds. Staff is now combining elegible projects 
from the recent application with additional projects of equipment 
maintenance nature. The Mayor's staff wishes to present the master 
application to the Mayor September 1, 1977. 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution No. 77-0 371, directing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to take necessary action to obtain for the Municipal Railway 
the maximum available funds to meet requirements of the Local/Public 
Works Employment Act of 1976, was adopted by the Commission. 

CAL/OSHA 

The 20 remaining unabated citations are out to bid, under contract 
or are being completed, according to Mr. Wentz. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn questioned the fact that 50 percent of 
the unabated citations are at the Woods facility. Mr. Wentz explained 
that three or four of the items are the responsibility of the contractc 
Several others are the responsibility of the City, and these are under 
design or being completed. Also, expansion of Woods Yard has been 
delayed, and this matter will be taken up at the Commission meeting of 
September 13. 



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SPUR 

Mr. Wentz stated that on August 17, 1977 Mr. Gerald Cauthen made an 
excellent presentation to SPUR on the POM report, and on August 18, 
1977 Messrs. Thomas Matoff and Peter Straus made an excellent presen- 
tation to SPUR on Transit Planning. 



INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Peter McCrea stated he was asked by a member of the 
Recreation and Park Department if the Commission would endorse 
Proposition A prior to September 9, 1977. This is a $9 million bond 
issue to be placed on the November ballot to provide automatic sprink- 
lers and backflow prevention devices in all San Francisco parks that 
do not have them. 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
advised that he has discussed this matter with Mr. Thomas Malloy, 
Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Recreation and Park Depart- 
ment and one of the most important values is that backflow preventors 
would be installed to protect the San Francisco water supply from 
possible contamination from the reclaimed sewage supply. Also, water 
use to the parks would be during night hours, thereby improving pres- 
sures and volumes during the day. Finally, sprinkling by automatic 
sprinklers will use less water than by manually controlled equipment, 
thus contributing to the conservation effort. Mr. Boyd stated this 
bond issue would be very helpful to the Water Department. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the 
Commissioner unanimously voted to endorse Proposition A. 



Resolution 77-0398 — Presentation to Mr. Clarence Chiles on his winning 
the Municipal Railway Safety Bus Roadeo . 

Commissioner Henning read aloud the resolution commending Mr. Chiles. 
Trophies were presented to Mr. Chiles; Mr. Douglas Norberg, second 
place winner; and to Mr. Ronald Haren, third place winner by Mr. 
Lawrence B. Martin, President, TWU Local 250-A on behalf of the Union 
and the total membership. Mr. Tom LaGrone , insurance broker for the 
Union, presented gift certificates to the three winners. 



Resolution 77-0399--Recommending to the Purchaser of Supplies that con- 
tract proposal 467 for the furnishing of uniforms be extended for the 
period ending December 31, 1978. 

President Henning said it was the opinion of the Commission at the 
previous meeting that a survey should be taken of the drivers, and 
this has been done. 

Mr. Green requested that the present contract be extended in order to 
allow a more thorough study. He also pointed out that if the contract 
is to be terminated the contractor must be notified by June 1, 1978. 

Mr. Wentz stated three or four months would be needed to analyze the 
situation with the drivers. This would also give staff time to price 
uniforms and get requirements into the budget process. Approval of 
the Board of Supervisors would be secured in May or June, and two or 
three months would be needed to take bids and award a contract. An 
additional three months would be available for a new contractor to 
stock up for January 1, 1979. Consideration must also be given as to 



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whether it will be satisfactory to phase in the new uniforms. Buying 
new uniforms for all in "one fell swoop" would cost a large sum of 
money, and would represent the jettisoning of uniforms still worthy 
of wear. Mr. Wentz stated the cost of the present uniform is $243.40 
for an outfit, and the estimated cost of the uniform under considera- 
tion for the past year is $297.74 - about $50 more. The main differ- 
ence being the uniform under consideration has a vest. The 1976-77 
budget alloted $17 6,000 for uniforms and the present budget allots 
$194,0 00. The new uniform under consideration would cost about 
$214,000 per year. However, if the uniforms can be phased in over a 
period of time there will not be a significant increase in cost. 

Mr. Rod Bartholomew reported that a very brief survey taken amc: g the 
operators asked eight questions. There was a 56.6 percent return of 
questionnaires. Returns indicated that 55.7 percent found the present 
color unsuitable, 62.3 percent did not wish to wear a cap, and 80.9 
percent did not wish to wear a tie. 

Mr. Martin stated he differed with the report, as there was not 
enough time to do a thorough survey . 

President Henning instructed staff to undertake a definitive survey of 
the operators. 



Resolution 77-04 00 — Approving implementation of Muni Route 78-Golden 
Gate Park-to operate Sundays only from Kezar Parking lot via John F. 
Kennedy Drive at no net added cost. 

Mr. Alan Lubliner of the Mayor's Office stated that a letter from the 
Mayor expresses strong support for a shuttle service within Golden 
Gate Park, as personnel of the museums have advised it is difficult 
for elderly and handicapped to get to the museums on days when the 
main park drive is closed. He said the proposed route would be con- 
nected to several major Muni lines, and the museums, Recreation and 
Park Department, and Muni should be able to commence service this fall 
on an experimental basis, which will be flexible. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Green stated 
that from Stanyan Street (lines 71, 72 and 33) it is a long walk to 
the concourse. 

Mr. Wade Hudson of the Muni Coalition, said his organization is in 
favor of instituting Route 78 on a trial basis, although there is 
some concern about noise and air pollution. 

Mr. Pat McGee of the Commission on Aging, accompanied by Mr. Claude 
Mason of the Senior Community Advisory Council, stated that attendance 
at the California Academy of Sciences by the handicaoped and elderly 
has dropped drastically because of lack of access. He said the Com- 
mission on Aging enthusiastically supports this test. 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin stated a survey by the union indicated a desire 
on the part of the elderly and handicapped for this service, and the 
Union supports implementation of the route. 

President Henning inquired as to the time frame, and Mr. Green said 
patronage would be checked very closely. 

President Henning inquired about the danger to cyclists and pedestrians 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans, suggested that the Recrea- 
tion and Park Department provide a transit lariu for the bus. He also 
suggested that the coach have a sign indicating it is a park bus. 
This service is endorsed by CAP-Trans, hopefully on a seven day a week 
basis . 



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Commissioner McCrea stated people should be informed of the service, 
there should be assigned stv.ps, and the bus should be clearly identi- 
fied. He inquired if it would be possible to use a Mack bus, using 
advertising space on the side for identification. 

Mr. Green replied that he would have to speak with the advertiser. 
Erection of signs at stop locations, however, could be done by Muni 
staff. He advised that cultural groups would do extensive advertising 
of the new service . 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Green said 
Metromedia would be asked to donate sign poster space to advertise 
this shuttle. 



Resolution 77-0401 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to execute a professional services agreement with the firm of Chin & 
Hensolt, Engineers, Inc. to perform rehabilitation design of the cable 
car trackway, subject to the concurrence of the Urban Mass Transporta- 
tion Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation, in a 
maximum amount of $415,000 (TIP). 

President Henning noted there is no arbitration clause in the agreement 
and stated that six months ago the Commission indicated it would pre- 
fer inclusion of such a clause in PUC contracts and agreements , as he 
understands from private sources that such clauses are standard. 

After discussion among Commissioners, Mr. Rino Bei, Director, Transit 
Improvement Program; and Mr. George E. Baglin, Utilities General 
Counsel, President Henning directed that an item regarding arbitration 
clauses be placed on the agenda of the meeting of September 13, 1977. 
Staff was directed to review their report on the advisability of the 
arbitration clause, and to check the experience of Los Angeles and 
other cities. He stated that from a cost stand-point such a clause 
might be advantageous to the City. It was also agreed that an arbi- 
tration clause would not be appropriate in this professional services 
agreement now before the Commission. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn requested that input be given to staff by 
Mr. Baglin on amounts of Court settlements and arbitration awards, for 
comparative purposes. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution 77-0401 was adopted by the Commission. 



Item 2 3 — Approving proposed contract with the Urban Transportation 
Development Corporation for a study of the Municipal Railway's main- 
tenance system, and directing the General Manager of the Public 
Utilities Commission to execute the contract. 

Mr. Arnold Townsend, representing the Western Addition Planning Area 
Committee (WAPAC) , said his organization is concerned about the affir- 
mative action policy of UTDC, especially since this company is based 
in Canada. He also assumed that in a study of this type Muni patrons 
and drivers would be consulted, considering the number of minority 
drivers and users. If there is an affirmative action plan, he asked 
who would have the responsibility for monitoring such a plan. 

Following discussion among Commissioners; staff; Mr. George L. Newkirk, 
Contract Compliance Officer; Mr. George E. Baglin; Mr. Townsend; and 
Mr. Maurice Klebolt, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn noted this is not a 
proper contract in the opinion of the Utilities General Counsel. 
Commissioner Flynn then moved, and Commissioner Byrne seconded, that 
this item be taken off calendar until such time as affirmative action 
requirements are satisfied in the opinion of the Commission on recom- 
mendation of staff. Mr. Newkirk was requested to report back to the 
Commission. The Commission unanimously voted to take Item 23 off 

calendar. 

***** 

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Item 26 — Approving travel expense advance of $1200 for expenses of 
Deputy City Attorney Donald K. Negi to attend and take the depositions 
of the plaintiff Kathleen J. Collins and her doctors in Cardiff, Wales 
in the case of Kathleen J. Collings v . CCSF Superior Court No. 714- 
68 8. " 

This item was considered by the Commission together with Resolution 
77-0409--Approving travel expense advance of $750 for expenses of 
Deputy City Attorney Kenneth J. Harrington to attend and take the 
depositions of the plaintiff Evelyn Albright, her doctors and a favor- 
able witness in Manchester, New Hampshire and in Concord, Massachusetts 
in the case of Evelyn Albrig ht and Charles Wittenburg v. CCSF, superior 
Court No. 6 82-964T" ~ " 

President Henning inquired if these depositions could be taken in San 
Francisco. 

Mr. Reed Jordan, Chief Claims Agent, stated the depositions to be taken 
in Manchester and Concord are scheduled for September 9, 1977. 

President Henning said he would be willing to support travel expenses 
to Manchester and Concord, but that every effort should be made to 
take depositions in the County of San Francisco. He suggested that 
Item 26 be deferred to the Commission meeting of September 13, and 
that during this time the City Attorney make a showing that subject 
deposition cannot practicably or otherwise be taken in San Francisco. 
He urged that Resolution 77-0409 be passed on condition that such a 
showing is made in the ensuing weeks. 

Mr. Baglin advised that having the depositions taken in San Francisco 
is entirely at the discretion of the Superior Court Judge. However, 
the necessity of coming to San Francisco tends to deter people from 
filing suits. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, the 
above actions were passed by the Commission. 



Commissioner McCrea stated he was concerned about the number of missed 
runs at Woods Yard - an average of six per day, and on two days, ten. 
He asked if streetcars could be placed back in service to get the 
situation under control 

Mr. Green said that previously Muni was missing 26 to 2 7 streetcars 
out of 95, and that the buses are now providing a reasonable service. 
It has been necessary to all cat a the number of employees and equip- 
ment in a manner to best serve the entire system. He said that on 
balance the patrons and system are better served today than at any 
tiem during the past year. On August 19 there were 8 9 streetcars 
available, and by September 4, 1977 there will be 98. However, there 
are several preventive maintenance positions to be filled. The light 
maintenance section at Woods No. 2 is expected to be in use within 
two weeks, which will permit improved operations. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 4:15 p.m. 



T :omaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2 :35 p.m. 
September 13, 1377 



DOCUMENTS 
1977 



SAN FRANCISCO 
5U6UC LJfiRARTC 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEP ARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioner John F. Hen.ii.ng, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Wo 1 ton ^lynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the August 22, 1977 meeting were approved. 

*** 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0411 H Bid call for HH Contract No. 579 for underground 
duct system construction 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, sec-ended by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0412 W Approving agreement between £an Mateo County, State, 
and City and County of San Francisco for use and 
maintenance of certain real property 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0413 W Approving execution of Assignment of Lease between 
G3I Co., S.F, Golf Club, Assignors, and Lake Merced 
Bill Encrertion and Management Association 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0414 W Approving City Attorney stipulate to judgment of 
condemnation to be entered subject to payment to 
City of $1,875 plus interest 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0415 W Accepting completion WD Contract No. 1708 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0416 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
for estimated Sewer Service Charge - $19,95 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0417 W Approving supplemental appropriation adjusting 
Salaries of two positions for 7/1/7 6-6/30/77 - 

$3,4^3 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted? 

77-0418 W Approving supplemental appropriation adjusting 
salaries of two positions for 7/1/77-6/30/70 - 
$4,707 

Votes Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn , Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0419 W Approving supplemental appropriation reflecting 

decrease in WD share of PUC-Data Processing budget - 
$1,834 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On (notion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0420 W Approving settlement of litigated claim paying 

Rro&ason T. V. Store $4,218.18 

Vote* Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0421 W Approving bid call for WD Contract No. 1737 for 
main installation 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pi Ichor 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0422 M Approving proposed UTDC study of maintenance system 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0423 M Approving travel expense advance of $1200 to Deputy 
City Attorney Donald K. Negi 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0424 M Setting October 11, 1977 for public hearing con- 
sidering cl.dirtor rates and charges 



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Vote; Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn , Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0425 M Approving award of MR Contract No. 653R to Able 
Erectors, Inc., of Fremont for fare collection 
buildings - $18,433 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0426 M Approving supplemental appropriation reducing amount 
contributed by City to retirement allowance - 
$298,978 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0427 M Approving supplemental appropriation providing fund?, 
for compensation to permanent salary Class 7358 - 
$77 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0428 M Approving supplemental appropriation for sewer 
service charges - $21,6 96 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0429 M Setting October 25, 1977 for public hearing to con- 
sider grant applications 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 30 M Approving PUC General Manager seek bids and hire 
security service 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0410 M Approving Controller draw warrants to settle claims 
- $42,847.29 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0431 C Approving supplemental appropriation for reclassi- 
fication of one 1726 and one 1855 position - $11,045 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 32 G Approving Eugene Womack as alternate trustee for 
TWU-S.F. Muni Railway Trust Fund 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

The above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 

****** 
REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 
Water Conservation 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, distributed 
the monthly water conservation report to Commissioners, and noted 
that system-wide reduction stands at 35 percent, although the hottest 
part of the year has just passed. 

Commissioner McCrea asked why City Hall usage is not decreasing. Mr. 
Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, re- 
plied that correspondence has been received from Mr. S. M. Tatarian, 
Director, Department of Public Works, indicating that the target date 
for preparation of the well at City Hall is approximately 60 days 
hence. Water from this well will be used for cooling the Controller's 
computer. 

Skylonda Mutual Water Company 

Mr. Wentz reported that delivery of water to Skylonda commenced 
September 12, 1977 just as Skylonda Mutual Water Co. was about to run 
out of water. 

State Water Delivery Agreement 

This agreement has been signed and forwarded to Mr. Boyd, for forward- 
ing to the State. Date of commencement will be October 1, 1977. 

Lease for Cable Car Extension Turnaround 

Staff will meet with Port Commission September 14, 1977 to review this 
matter, and subsequently the Port Commission will hold a public hearing 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Wentz stated 
that about eight months will be required for engineering studies, and 
two months for bid call and award of contract. By October 1978 con- 
struction should be under way. 

POM Study 

Mr. Wentz advised that a report on the POM study will be forwarded to 
Commissioners on September 27, 1977. Suggestions of the San Francisco 
Wini Coalition regarding citizen involvement will be taken into con- 
sideration in developing staff recommendations . 



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Revenue Equipment Condition Report 

This report was distributed b\- Mr. Wentz to the Commissioners. Mr. 
Wentz stated there will be an improvement in the next report, which 
will reflect the favorable performance of the past week. 

CAL/OSHA 

Two new citations have been received, and seven have been abated, 
according to Mr. Wentz. There are now sixteen unabated citations, the 
bulk of which are at the Woods installation. Abatement activity is 
underway, and the staff is endeavoring to correct possible violations 
to prevent issuance of citations. 

Safety Officer 

A bulletin has gone out from Civil Service advertising for a new safety 
director to replace Mr. Patrick J. Phillips, and applications are being 
accepted. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

President Henning introduced and welcomed Commissioner Claire C. Pilche: 
who previously served on the Board of Permit Appeals. 



Resolution 77-0412 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilitie3 
to execute an Agreement between County of San Mateo, State of Cali- 
fornia, and CCSF for use and maintenance of certain real property in 
conjunction with Ralston Avenue Riding and Hiking Trail involving a 
portion of Crystal Springs Watershed Parcel 31. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if it is customary to receive no rsvenue 
in this type of situation,. 

Mr. Boyd replied that revenue is received whenever legally possible. 
However, this was an old equestrian trail which was discontinued for 
several years during construction of Interstate 280. This trail is 
now being reinstituted, and is considered a matter of public interest 
to allow it. 

President Henning asked if there is a fire hazard, and Mr. Boyd replied 
that if such a condition develops, the trail will be closed. 

Commissioner Pilcher then said she understands that bee keepers on 
watershed property are being ordered to leave. Environmental groups 
feel it necessary that the bees remain for pollination purposes, and 
for the benefit of school children and other groups. 

Mr. Boyd replied that he would submit a written report. 



Resolution 77-0422 — Approving proposed contract with the Urban Trans- 
portation Development Corporation for a study of the Municipal Rail- 
way's maintenance system, and directing the General Manager of Public 
Utilities to execute the contract. 

In order to comply with affirmative action requirements, UTDC has 
indicated in writing that it will enter into an agreement with the 
Engineering Society's Committee for Manpower Training to provide two 
scholarships for two engineering or architectural students selected 
by the Society. Each of the two scholarships will consist of $1,500 
per year for a period of two years. 

Mr. George Newkirk, Contracts Compliance Officer, said it is antici- 
pated that 30 days from the date of contract approval an agieoment wilJ 



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be executed with UTDC. It ..ill be prepared by UTDC attorneys, and sub- 
mitted to the City Attorney for review. The funds c^n be paid "up 
front." Mr. Wentz added that the money can also be withheld from 
progress payments to WS.DC if necessary. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn said it is possible a student would re- 
ceive funds in his junior year. If he dropped out, would UTDC allow 
funds to be used for another student? Mr. Newkirk replied that ESCMT 
would oversee the program. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he is completely unhappy with the affirma- 
tive action proposal, but will vote to approve the proposed contract 
because staff was instructed to negotiate the affirmative action por- 
tion of the contract and brought back this package. Also, the filling 
of 55 maintenance positions is contingent upon our negotiating this 
contract with UTDC. He said it would be unfair to keep 55 jobs plus 
the reorganization plan in "limbo." 



Resolution 77-042 3 — Approving travel expense advance of $1200 for ex- 
penses of Deputy City Attorney Donald K. Negi to attend and take the 
depositions of the plaintiff Kathleen J. Collings and her doctors in 
Cardiff, Wales, in the case of Kathleen J. Collings v. City and County 
of San Francisco , Superior Court No. 714-688. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked why it is necessary for someone from San 
Francisco to go to Wales. President Henning stated he had spoken to 
George P. Agnost, Chief Trial Attorney. He requested that Mr. Agnost 
be asked to come to the meeting, and that this matter be discussed at 
that time . 



Resolution 77-0424 — Setting date for public hearing to consider re- 
vision of the existing schedule of charter rates and charges by the 
Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Wentz suggested the date of October 11, 1977, as this would give 
enough time for appropriate notice. The Commission voted unanimously 
to hold the public hearing October 11, 1977. 



Resolution 77-0429 — -Setting date for public hearing to consider 
Municipal Railway Grant Applications for National Mass Trasnportation 
Assistance Act funding for operating purposes. 

Mr. Wentz recommended the date of October 25, 1977 as 30 days' notice 
is required by the Federal government. He said information must be 
presented as to the use and need for money according to Federal guide- 
lines. 

The Commission voted to set the date of October 25, 1977 for this 
public hearing. 



Mr. George C. Agnost, Chief Trial Attorney, discussed Resolution 
77-0423. He said the City Attorney could move to require the plain- 
tiff to come to San Francisco. At the very least this would require 
payment to plaintiff of transportation and housing costs. If she 
were brought here just prior to the trial, it would require paying 
housing costs. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if an attorney in Cardiff, Wales could 
take the depositions. Mr. Agnost replied that by the time an attor- 
ney was found and paid to review the records, costs would be a^out 
$500. An attorney here is familiar with the case. By having him go 
to Wales, we also obtain the medical depositions, and possibly the 
case could be concluded this year. The plaintiff is reluctant to 
return to San Francisco. 

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An attorney from Wales would have to be acquainted with American trial 
procedures. This would not s:i"3 more than $600, and must be weighed 
against the ultimate cost of the entire case. Mr. Agnost said the case 
is one of abject liability, and he thinks it would be best to handle 
it by having our attorney go to Wales . 

Resolution 77-042 3 was then unanimously adopted by the Commission. 

***** 

Resolution 77-0430 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities 
to seek bids and hire a private contractor to provide building and 
grounds security service to the Municipal Railway. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Henning, Mr. Wentz stated 
security is now provided by an in-house cadre of staff. Mr. Green 
advised that a group of 14 employees patrol nine installations 24 
hours a day, seven days a week, by mobile patrol. Six installations 
have stationary employees, and three employees work Forest Hill Station 
for the period that facility is open. A rash of bus thefts occurred 
several years ago. A person who steals a bus is likely to have an 
accident, for which the City would be liable. However, since Muni has 
had a security detail, there has been no repetition of bus stealing. 

President Henning asked if present employees have permanent Civil 
Service status. Mr. Green replied in the affirmative, and stated that 
a request was sent forward in last year's budget for reclassification 
of these positions. However, the Finance Committee of the Board of 
Supervisors decided to see if these services could be provided in a 
better fashion. Requisitions are presently filled, and positions are 
City-wide. If a private contractor were hired, these employees could 
be reassigned by Civil Service to other installations, and they would 
have seniority over people on a list. 

Mr. Green added that Mr. Eugene Womack, Director, Personnel and Train- 
ing, is working in concert with Civil Service to see that no one loses 
his job. 



Item 29--Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to nego- 
tiate an amendment to the Agreement for Professional Services between 
Bentley Engineers, Inc. and the CCSF to effect the design of necessary 
facilities on a 0.6-acre site on the east side of Tennessee St. be- 
tween 22nd and Tubbs Streets. 

Mr. Green stated that the Commission had instructed staff to report 
back in more detail regarding acquiring more storage facilities at the 
Woods Division. The key issues are: sufficient reason to acquire 
the property; and justification for the cost. 

Diesel coach needs for the foreseeable future are 525 coaches. Avail- 
able storage facilities are: existing facilities at Woods Division - 
192; Kirkland Division - 130; and U. S. Steel Division (if secured) - 
170; for a total of 492, leaving a short fall of 33 spaces. There is 
limited space inside buildings when coaches are not in use. 

There are presently 2 4 "Owls" in service, and 10 more coaches on lifts. 
However, when maintenance work is being done there must be an area for 
"lay down." Woods facility will be the major overhauling facility, and 
when buses are assigned for maintenance there must be spaces at Woods 
to have them there at the time maintenance is scheduled. Also, com- 
ponent parts and a work order for mechanic must be available. A 
damaged bus can be taken to Kirkland Yard and put in the assigned plac- 
until the maintenance facility is ready to perform the work. Then 



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someone will have to get it, or the bus can be taken to where it is 
to be repaired, if there is a place to put it. 

Mr. Green stated that AC Transit has 13-1/2 acres and the ability to 
store 20 buses an acre. Muni has 13-1/2 acres to crowd 40 buses on 
each acre . 

Mr. Green then referred to a drawing showing the yard, maintenance 
buildings, and the 0.6 acre site situated close to the facility. He 
stated the California Highway Patrol is demanding that a great deal 
more time be spent on steam cleaning engines . This property would also 
allow for a space to steam clean engines up to the standards demanded 
by the CHP. Acquisition of property will require $850,000 - including 
relocating occupants of five housing units, and development of the 
facility. If staff were to have to find space now, it would call for 
double decking of some property, which would be very costly. The cost 
would be four or five times the cost of acquiring this property. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Rino Bei, Program 
Director, Transit Improvement Program, said that in 1973 the cost for 
a full double deck at Woods was $3 million. Also, double decking 
does reduce the capacity underneath because of the columns. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Pilcher, Mr. Bei said that 
$450,000 is for acquisition of the property, $150,000 is for reloca- 
tion, and $250,000 is for development. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about problems in the neighborhood, and 
Mr. Green replied that there are complaints regarding buses parked 
around Muni installations. 

President Henning stated more data is needed, and that leasing and 
double decking should be investigated. 

Mr. Bei said that in 1972 a public hearing was held, and Muni agreed 
no operations would go north of 22nd Street. 

During the construction of Woods, the west side of Tennessee Street 
was brought up to grade and paved half-way across, complying with 
official standards. Department of Public Works will put 22nd Street 
completely through at no cost to Muni. Plans and specifications have 
been developed, and they are waiting to see if Muni acquires the pro- 
perty . 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President, TWU-Local 250A, said this program 
is needed for preventive maintenance facilities. 

Commissioner Flynn said staff should bring back to the Commission the 
results of polling people in the neighborhood. Also comparisons should 
be made of assessments and Real Estate Department estimates on the 
value of the properties. 

President Henning stated he would like some input on priorities — what 
other projects might be funded with this money. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he would prefer that facilities such as 
this be brought before the Commission after a five year plan has been 
developed. 

Mr. Wentz then said that about a week ago a six year capital improve- 
ments plan was initiated as part of our annual budget submission to 
the Planning Department and CIAC. This program will be in complete 
detail - each individual project, cost, source of funding, etc. This 
plan will be before the Commission within 30 days. He also said the 
people involved in the five units of property will be better housed 
under redevelopment. 



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President Henning instructed that this item be taken off calendar. 

Mr. Bei reported that tne property owners have petitioned that the 
street be improved. This would be by assessment district. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:50 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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•77 



MINUTES 

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

CITY AND COUNTY OF, SAN FRANCISCO 

George R. Moscone , Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2 : 34 p.m. 
September 27, 1977 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTEMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

PUC Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 
H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the regular meeting of September 13, 1977 were approved. 



RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0434 G Approving John M. Christensen, Jr.'s service as 

Acting General Manager during General Manager's 
absence 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 35 G Approving George L. Carey's service as Acting 

Secretary during Secretary's absence 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0436 H Approving proposal for construction of new street 

lighting on Laguna Honda Blvd. 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0 43 7 H Approving credit modification no. 1 under HH 

Contract No. 529 - $700 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77 -0 43 8 H Approving award HH Contract No. 560 to Eagan & 

Paradiso Construction Co., Oakland, CA for Moccasin 
vehicle refueling station - $24,868 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 39 H Approving award HH Contract No. 532 to Amelco 

Electric of S.F. for streetcar overhead system con- 
version - $441,552 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-0440 W Approving execution of professional services agree- 
ment with joint venture of Brown and Caldwell - 
James M. Montgomery, Consulting Engineers, Inc. for 
services relating to study of booster stations, 
transmission pipelines and water treatment plant- 
not to exceed $120,000 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0441 W Approving completion of WD Contract No. 1693 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0442 W Approving collection of claims against miscellaneous 
debtors for August - $926.44 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0443 M Approving write-off uncollectible accounts for 90 
days past due - $128.78 - approving collection of 
claims against miscellaneous debtors for August - 
$4,520.72 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0444 M Approving payment of claims from revolving fund - 
$64,328.80 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0433 M Approving Controller draw warrants to settle claims- 
$41,435.94 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0445 M Approving travel expense voucher for Rino Bei - 
$718.78 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0446 M Approving amendment no. 4 to IECO professional ser- 
vice agreement - $172,771 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission. 



R EPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Conservation Tesk Force 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, said the 
Conservation Task Force will launch the city-wide conservation program 
at a 9:30 a.m. meeting on October 17, 1977. The Task Force will be 
headed by Tatrick J. Phillips, Assistant General Manager of Hetch 
Hetchy, and Robert Vasconcellos , Acting Manager of the Water Depart- 
ment's Commercial Division. Mayor Moscone is expected to be present. 

The 25-member Task Force will include representatives of key City 
departments. A technical staff will be organized in another committee. 
The committee eventually will be broadened to include representation 
from the private sector. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that this matter be placed on the calen- 
dar of October 11, 1977, as he would like to discuss it. 

Title II Funds Request 

Mr. Wentz reported that this matter will be referred to the Mayor on 
September 29, 1977. It then will go to CIAC, and will be on the Board 
of Supervisors' agenda October 10. From there it will go to the Finance 
Committee on October 19 and back presumably for final approval by the 
Board of Supervisors on October 24. By November 1, 1977, the program 
should be in operation. All of Muni's basic requests have been approved 
for a total of $1,244,997.67, which includes $490,027 for the streetcar 
maintenance program. 

Cable Car Extension Turnaround 

The Port Commission has postponed further action on the cable car turn- 
around lease until October 12, 1977. It is hoped the City's proposal 
will be approved at that time. 

SFMRIC 

Mr. Wentz reported successful negotiations on behalf of the SFMRIC with 
respect to Flyer Industries on September 19, 1977. The contract is 
now nearing completion . 

OSHA 

Mr. Wentz distributed the monthly OSHA report to the Commission. Thir- 
teen unabated violations remain, and these are being corrected. 

Manning Schedule for LRV Cars 

Mr. Wentz referred to a communication from Supervisor Quentin Kopp 
expressing concern over the manning schedule for LRV cars. He said a 
reply should be sent to Supervisor Kopp by September 30, 1977. The 
difficulty in scheduling to switch operators, security problems, not 



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being in a walk through situation like rapid transit, and the Boston 
practice (which San Francisco would mirror) would be outlined. 

President Henning said the Coimnission could perhaps share with the pub- 
lic some of the considerations behind the manning procedures and methods 

Mr. Wentz stated it should be emphasized that the subject is still under 
review. However, it would be difficult to schedule the cars and opera- 
tors so that as the cars come out of Twin Peaks Tunnel at West Portal 
Station enough operators would be available. This could possibly be 
resolved by establishing some sort of pool, but it is a very difficult 
and complex scheduling effort. He said that at the hearings held before 
the Commission seven or eight years ago there was a great clamor on the 
part of the public for security reasons . 

San Francisco cars are not built like BART cars, and once a person has 
boarded a car there is no "walk -through" access through joined cars. 
Boston's MBTA and other light rail systems utilize one operator on each 
car. Practice has shown this to be practical. The configuration of S*.n 
Francisco's track system is much different than that in Boston, and the 
decision made seven or eight years ago was not made lightly. However, 
there is a need to reevaluate the matter in the interest of a cost 
effective operation. 

President Henning added that the configuration of trains would not 
always be in units of three — they might be single or in units of two, 
three or four. 

He said that allegations of "feather bedding" under union pressure, are 
untrue. An effort was made to minimize personnel requirements. 

Mr. Wentz said a letter to Supervisor Kopp will be ready Friday after- 
noon, and President Henning instructed that the letter be circulated 
to the Commission. 

Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President, TWU Local 250-A, said it was ori- 
ginally planned to have a person at each door, or two persons on each 
car to watch both doors. The person in front cannot see the last door. 
When there are three doors there is a fare problem. Boston makes 
everyone leave by the front door. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Pilcher about the transit 
police force, Mr. Wentz stated they ride on a spot check basis. There 
are 1,000 cars in service and only 100 members of the transit police 
force . 

Commissioner McCrea said he has heard various numbers - between 20 and 
50 percent - of hours sp^nt in the subway. In responding to Supervisor 
Konp, that number should be established and defined. 

Commissioner Flynn asked about a response to an editorial in the 
Chronicle. After some discussion among staff and Commissioners, Mr. 
Wentz was instructed to draft a "letter to the editor" for President 
Henning 's signature. 

Cable Car Advertising 

Ideas for cable car advertising to be carried on cable cars with the 
new paint scheme were presented. Two newly painted cars were finished 
and were generally well accepted by the public. Now the balance of the 
cable cars will be painted. The new design will entail some adjustments 
in advertising frames to make them compatible. Muni does have a con- 
tract with Metro Transit Advertising which indicates that the Municipal 
Railway General Manager has wide discretion in determining which form 
advertising should take. The new scheme will provide that Muni does 
not have a loss of revenue. During fiscal year 1976-77 a total of 
§235,935 was collected on cable cars alone, and cable car advertising 
makes up a large percentage of the monies received from the contract. 



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Mr. Rod Bartholomew, Acting Deputy General Manager, Operations and 
Administration explained with the aid of charts how rear destination 
wording could be adjusted to accommodate advertising. He said Mr. 
Phillips has indicated that advertisers will make signs compatible with 
the car design. On the front of the cars, rather than being rectangu- 
lar in shape, advertising signs will be round in order to be compatible 
with circular destination signs. Continuing signs on the sides of the 
cars will require changing car numbers to a lower panel. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about revenue from Metro Transit Advertis- 
ing during the past year. Dr. Christensen explained that the contract 
calls fcr a minimum of $350,000, and the firm has met the minimum. 
This year the forecast is greatly in excess of the minimum, and will 
hopefully be in the neighborhood of $500,000. 

Commissioner McCrea stated his concern about the increasing size of 
side si „ns on Muni vehicles, and Mr. Green said he will investigate. 
President Henning instructed Mr. Green to bring a statement to the next 

Commission meeting. ... 

3 ***** 

Item 22 — Report on status of water penalty program — was taken out of 
order. 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
reported that penalties are excess water usage charges, and are collectet 
in the same manner as water bills. From July 1, 1977, to September 23, 
1977, $228,012 has been collected in penalties. of £ total cf 153,816 
accounts, as of September 26, 1977, approximately 3900 were in penalty 
status — or about 2-1/2 percent of Water Department customers. Of those, 
about 45 percent owe penalties of $10 or less. Approximately five per- 
cent owe penalties of $100 or more - up to $2,000 or $3,000. 

Mr. Wentz added that the bill collection procedure is tht standard pro- 
cedure which routinely includes shutting off water for non-payment of 
bills. He said new legislation has been passed by the State which 
requires seven days' notice before any actual cut off of service. Staff 
is investigating and will inform the Commission of any effects this bill 
will have on the Water Department. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Boyd stated that 
penalties fall under the lien law. 

Commissioner McCrea said the Water Department figures are fabulous in 
that only about 2-1/2 percent of all customers are in penalty status. 
He said this deserves commendation. 

Pv-oiir of loaks on ^'y' witor no.in on Fotraro Avenue near 25th Street , 
and at U. S. Public Health Service Hospital . 

Regarding this main break at the U. S. Public Health Service; Hospital, 
Mr. Boyd reported that the telephone call was received at 10:27 p.m. 
Staff went to premises and then to California Street where the water 
was shut off at 11:15 p.m. The water main is U. S. Public Health 
Service property. Within an hour and 15 minutes Water Department staff 
had turned on an auxiliary supply to the Hospital. 

Mr. Boyd said the 48" steel main on Potrero Avenue is 50 to 60 years 
old, and is under six feet of paving, one foot of which is concrete. 
The leak was monitored on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. 
On Saturday the leak was six or seven gallons a minute, and on Sunday 
it was 15 gallons a minute. Repairing a leak of this type requires 
experienced and skilled workers of several crafts. A leak of this type 
occurs about once every two years. Mr. Boyd said his decision was to 
begin repairs at 6:00 a.m., Monday, September 26, 1977. By 4:00 p.m. 
the first leak was repaired, the second one was repaired at mid-night, 
and a third at 3:00 a.m. Leaks were attributed to electrolysis. 



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Mr. Wentz stated that value to the City of water lost is about $100, 
and the retail value is ab.,ut $180. Having a trained crew on standby 
at all times would cost about $10,000 per month. 

Mr. Boyd stated that at no time was his decision to put the job over to 
September 26 based on any intent to save money. 

President Henning pointed out that this 48" main serves the entire down- 
town area, and there could be a total disruption of service to large 
hotels . 

Mr. Boyd stated there are two mains serving the downtown area. 

Commissioner McCrea asked about replacement monies because the two 
breaks in one weekend could indicate trouble. He said the City has 
been deferring a great deal of maintenance. 

Commissioner Byrne stated that each year capital expenditure items are 
deleted from the budget, and he thinks the Water Department has done an 
outstanding job. 



Resolution 77-04 34 — Appointing Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr. to serve 
as Acting General Manager, Public Utilities Commission, during the 
absence of John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities. 

Resolution 77-0435 — Appointing George L. Carey, Chief Accountant, to 
serve as Acting Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, during the 
absence of Romaine A. Smith, Secretary. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Pilcher, the 
above two resolutions were unanimously adopted by the Commission. 

UTDC Contract 

Mr. Wentz advised that as of 2% 15 p.m. this date the UTDC contract was 
certified by the Controller. 



Item 15 — Discussion of process proposed by staff to modify and obtain 
approval for implementation of Municipal Railway Planning, Operations 
and Marketing (POM) Study route change recommendations . 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, made a presen- 
tation to the Commission as follows: 

He stated staff came before the Commission several weeks ago with the 
draft final report of the POM study. At that time the Commission in- 
structed staff to return with a recommended plan for public involvement 
in the implementation of the recommendations of the study. Staff now 
has a 7-point recommended process for review, modification and approval 
of the POM study. 

(1) It is felt that the Planning Department should continue outreach 
activities. The Planni g Department has put togehter a slide presenta- 
tion entitled "Fundamentals of Successful Public Transit," and they 
have been appearing before interested groups. It is proposed that it 
be expanded and continued. This may mean 50 or 60 meetings. This pro- 
gram would also be supplemented by a program of public involvement by 
the San Francisco Muni Coalition. It is felt that staff can parti- 
cipate with them, and can help to advertise meetings. 



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(2) Mr. Green said there should be continuous transportation schedul- 
ing and evaluation of the recommended plan, taking into consideration 
any new recommendations that come from the outr3ach program. 

(3) The San Francisco Latent Transportation Demand Survey should be 
funded and carried out as rapidly as possible by consultants - as 
early as possible in 1978. 

(4) Staff recommends that the Commission conduct necessary public 
hearings in the form of evening meetings in various neighborhoods. 

Five meetings should be adequate - to take place in April and May, 1978. 

(5) Following these meetings the Commission would hear at a regular 
meeting the entire route structuring program. The Charter requires that 
within 30 days following Commission resolution the Board of Supervisors 
must act. By June of 1978 the Commission could hold its hearings. 

(6) Staff feels there should be a phasing in of the program as recom- 
mended by Wilbur Smith and Associates, which should take'two or three 
years. 

(7) There are UMTA and MTC requirements. MTC requires a 5-year program 
by February, 1978. Staff is proposing that the plan for the first year 
only be submitted to MTC, and that the plan include only recommendations 
that are non -controversial . 

Mr. Green said that included in the 7 -point proposal is a schedule chart 
and a list of a number of organizations before which staff will be 
appearing. This list is not complete - only illustrative. 

President Henning inquired about including the 11 supervisorial dis- 
tricts in the outreach program. 

Mr. Green stated these programs are far reaching and may be controver- 
sial, and there are some dates staff perceives as being possible. 

Mr. Wentz said the recommended program is an optimistic estimate, and 
dropping behind a month or so would not be "fatal." He has met with 
the Muni Coalition twice and has read the proposed program to them. 

President Henning said this is a good approach, and that it is worth 
while to sit down with the Muni Coalition. Affected neighborhoods 
should be the first to be heard. 

Commissioner McCrea said he is a "scarred veteran" of many public hear- 
ings, and where the results are a long time in coming relevancy is 
meaningless. He said that before public meetings are scheduled, the 
planning staff should lay out the sequence to implement the POM study, 
as there are big differences as to when this can be done. Staff should 
first come up with a tentative recommendatii n of big block phasings. 

Commissioner McCrea said neighborhood meetings must give some indicatio 
of an implementation time. He asked if staff really wants to package 
up the entire plan or get it approved in segments. 

Mr. Green replied that staff wishes to have the entire package done, 
and then phased in in segments. He said this is the most difficult 
and complex problem. Staff could approach it in a piecemeal fashion or 
sell it all. 

Commissioner Pilcher questioned the 50 or 60 groups. She said SPUR has 
a list of 200 groups and organizations, and perhaps three to five perce 
of those who use Muni belong to neighborhood groups. 

Mr. Green said staff intends to advertise and organize to get as much 
public support as possible. 



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President Henning stated the outreach program involves the staff going 
to individual organizations. To reach the middle ground the Commission 
would have five general sessions. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked about the 11 supervisorial district approach. 

President Henning replied that it is his understanding that it is the 
intent of the staff that this would be a part of the outreach program 
by allowing staff to go in on an information basis. 

Mr. Green said it is not the intent of staff to become involved with 
a particular supervisor in a particular district. However, the City is 
divided into 11 districts, and if possible, staff will use the positive 
side of this fact and get public input. Fifty or sixty meetings are the 
minimum number of meetings to be held. Staff is willing to participate 
with anyone having any interest whatsoever. 

Commissioner McCrea said he shares Commissioner Pilcher's concern that 
going through neighborhood organizations isn't going to be terribly 
effective in getting maximum involvement. He feels there should be at 
least two meetings covering these large areas - one in which proposals 
are presented and questions answered, and then a meeting one or two 
weeks later. Following these meetings a hearing should be held. He 
stated he is not convinced that the outreach program satisfies the total 
requirement to get discussions to big groups of people. The outreach 
program is fine, but at some point he would like to see a hearing -say, 
in the Richmond District. There could be a plan to have two PUC spon- 
sored hearings in the Richmond District two weeks apart and advertised 
simultaneously. The first meeting would involve proposals, and the 
second meeting would involve community reaction to proposals . 

Commissioner Pilcher suggested that there be a month between meetings 
rather than two weeks. This would give people more time to study pro- 
posals . 

Mr. Green said serious consideration would be given to the above. 

Commissioner McCrea added that at the first meeting the Commission would 
not be present; and President Henning said these meetings would be 
merely hearings • Action would be resolved at a regular Tuesday meeting 
of the Commission. 

Mr. Wade Hudson of the Muni Coalition stated there is a need for public 
input throughout the City on the changes recommended by the Wilbur 
Smith and Associates report. What is being proposed is a fundamental 
restructuring of the entire system. All areas of the City should be 
touched over the course of the next several months. There is some 
inadequacy in going to existing organizations. He said if Muni is 
going to reach out to patrons and potential patrons, the proposed pro- 
gram could become a political football. If Muni does not cooperate with 
people within each of the 11 supervisorial districts a stance of dis- 
tance and lack of cooperation will be communicated. Mr. Hudson said 
the Muni Coalition has sought to cooperate, and asked if public meetings 
in the 11 districts could be noted on Muni vehicles. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that some important groups have been left 
out. The proposal has been widely circulated, and no one has spoken 
in opposition to it. 

Mr. Elberling of CAP-Trans asked if today's discussion will determine 
future actions of staff and Commission. 

President Henning replied that today's discussion involves only grc and 
rules - general guidelines and parameters. 



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Mr. Elberling said he would like to see Mr. Green's proposal modified. 
He questioned the advisability of the Commission meeting five times 
around the City and one time at a regular Commission meeting. 

Commissioner McCrea said there will be pre-meetings . If 11 pre-meetings 
are held this will be what the Muni Coalition is requesting. 

Mr. Robert Collow of Noe Valley said his organization is not opposed 
to district meetings. 

In conclusion the Commission gave approval in principle to the work 
program outlined by staff with the express understanding that workshops 
would be held ( in cooperation with the Muni Coalition) in all 11 super- 
visorial districts and that area meetings be held by staff a reasonable 
time before the PUC hearings are scheduled in five area locations. 



Resolution 77-0446 — Authorizing Amendment No. 4 to the Professional 
Services agreement with International Engineering Co., Inc. (IECO) 
under which IECO will provide necessary additional consultant services 
(Transit Improvement Program) . 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Rino Bei, Program 
Manager, Transit Improvement Program, stated that this Agreement was 
approximately 86 percent completed as of August 31, 1977. Target date 
for completion is April 1978. 



Item 21 — Proposal for creation of prcject manager and task force to 
strengthen control and direction of the Muni Metro system. 

Mr. Wentz said a great deal of time has been spent on this matter by 
four members of the Mayor's staff and four or five PUC staff members. 
UMTA will assume 80 percent of the cost. It is proposed that the task 
force be headed by Mr. John Bailey of the firm of Louis T. Klauder. 
Mr. Wentz said going into the open market had been considered. However, 
there are a limited number of other firms available, and time is an 
important factor. John Bailey is a senior man, and this arrangement is 
the most effective way to get a person of his caliber. 

President Henning stated he is concerned with the single source approach 
and any legal problems . 

Mr. McMorris M. Dow, Utilities General Counsel, said there would be no 
legal problems as long as this is part of the completion of the Muni 
system. 

Commissioner Flynn siad he thinks the Commission should be given other 
options. He wondered how objective Mr. Bailey could be with Mr. 
Klauder. 

Commissioner McCrea said the work to be performed involves a working 
conflict of interest. 

Mr. Wentz advised it will take 30 days to get approval through UMTA for 
funding, and Mr. Bailey would be available the minute approval is re- 
ceived. If an individual is "hired off the street" it will be difficul 
to obtain someone for a two-year job, and it would take about four 
months to go through Civil Service. The other alternative would be to 
hire a firm such as Bechtel or Kaiser, and this would require a request 
for proposal which would take 90 days. 

Commissioner Byrne asked if there were an individual on the staff who 
could be trained for this particular job. Mr. Rino Bei stated that 
whoever does the job will spend 100 percent of his time on that job. 
He said Muni staff are all doing many other jobs in addition to their 
own. 



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Responding to questions from Commissioners Henning and Pilcher, Mr. 
[Ventz stated that the consultant must be approved by UMTA, and that 
LJMTA will approve the Klauder firm. 

Commissioner McCrea said firms such as Bechtel and Kaiser should be 
approached - also management consultant firms. Specific roles and legal 
and ethical responsibilities should be weighed against the value to 
be received by the proposal. He added that what Klauder is doing for 
the City to date is being done for Boston by Kaiser Engineers, Inc. 

Mr. Wentz said staff will outline all of the alternatives available. 

President Henning instructed staff to put the item over until staff is 
ready to present it again. If necessary, a special meeting will be 
called so that Messrs. Wentz and Green can be present. 



THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:45 p.m. 



Rcmaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 300, 101 Grove Street 

3tl3 p.m. 

October 7, 1977 

SPECIAL MEETING 









COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Rose Vossen 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners Peter McCrea, H. Welton Flynn, 

Claire C. Pilcher 

Absent: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Joseph P. Byrne 

Vice President Peter McCrea presided. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 

following resolution was adopted : 

77-0448A G Approving Rose Vossen as Acting Secretary during 
absence of Romaine Smith and George Carey 

Vote: Ayes -McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0448B G Approving request for proposal insuring competitive 
approach in obtaining Project Manager for Muni Metro 
system 

Vote: Ayes -McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

The above resolutions are on file in the office of the Secretary of 
the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Acting Secretary 

Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, stated that at 
the meeting of September 27, 1977, Resolution No. 77-0435 was adopted, 
authorizing George L. Carey to serve as Acting Secretary during the 
Secretary's absence. He said Mr. Carey is now hospitalized. Mr. Wentz 
introduced Resolution No. 77-0448A authorizing Rose Vossen to serve 
as Acting Secretary in the absence of Romaine A. Smith, Secretary, and 
George L. Carey, Chief Accountant. On motion of Commissioner Pilcher, 
seconded by Commissioner Flynn, Resolution No. 77-0448A was adopted. 



Resolution 77-044 8B — Proposal for creation of Task Force to strengthen 
control and direction of the Muni Metro systen (deferred from calendar 
of September 27, 1977). 

Mr. Wentz referred to a memorandum of October 3, 1977, which was sent 
to the Commissioners. This memorandum included an analysis of four 
alternatives for selection of a Project Manager. These alternatives 
are as follows; (1) Selection of a present PUC staff member; (2) Re- 
cruiting in the national labor market for a management/engineering 
individual; (3) Contracting with another multi-disciplinary consulting 
firm; (4) Contracting with Louis T. Klauder for assignment of John A. 
Bailey as Project Manager. 

Mr Wentz said he feels contracting with Louis T. Klauder has advantages 
which outweigh the disadvantages. However, he proposed, on recommen- 
dation of staff, a compromise alternative to contact a number of known 
consultants . This proposal could save four to six weeks time over 
issuing a blank call to anyone interested. 

He referred to a list of eight consultants with some expertise in this 
field. A request for proposal could be prepared and circulated for 



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Commission approval. The proposal could be sent to these consultants, 
and those who responded could be interviewed. Mr. Wentz suggested 
that the Commission designate two of its members to sit on the review 
committee. He said staff is preparing a calendar item for the Commission 
which will seek approval from UMTA even though a Project Manager has 
not yet been selected for the Task Force team. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Pilcher, George E. Baglin, 
Utilities General Counsel, stated that under the Charter professional 
service type contracts do not have to be let out to bid. Contacting 
six or eight firms is adequate coverage. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Wentz stated that 
if the Klauder firm were approved, Mr. Bailey would be "on board" within 
3© days. He said that contacting a number of known consultants would 
require 2-1/2 to 3 months. 

Commissioner Flynn suggested setting the timetable a little tighter. 
He also questioned having any members of the Commission on the inter- 
view team, as they would be voting on the same people. Commissioner 
Flynn stated he would not want to sit in judgment on a team he had 
interviewed. 

Mr. Wentz stated that staff wishes to move as quickly as possible on 
whatever course is selected by the Commission. 

Commissioner Flynn questioned possible differences in cost of the four 
alternatives . 

Mr. Wentz replied staff kssumes consultants would charge comparable 
fees. He said the largestScost involves the four staff members to be 
hired for 2-1/2 years, plus some travel expenses. The consultant's fee 
is the smallest portion of the cost. Staff would include the same al- 
lowance in the UMTA application as calculated for Klauder. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he would prefer to rely on Mr. Wentz, Dr. 
Christensen and staff to interview firms and inform the Commission. 
This would reveal an expression of confidence in staff members . He 
said a more o' jective opinion can be obtained from consultants other 
than Klauder. 

Commissioner McCrea said he would like to set a timetcl lc to target 
the selection of a consultant within six weeks, and concurrently do as 
much work as possible to minimize the time. He said two weeks to put 
out a request for proposal, two weeks for response, and two weeks for 
interviewing and selection would be a comfortable timetable. Com 
missioner McCrea stated that any interviewing done by Commissioners 
should be done by the entire Commission. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans said his organization favors 
contracting with another multi-disciplinary consulting firm. He said 
CAP-Trans is dedicated to the premise that Muni Metro can work. He 
advocated making a request for proposal to eight firms, and hiring a 
local consultant. He said a minority firm should be added to the list. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Pilcher and seconded by Commissioner 
Flynn that a proposal be adopted to approach eight firms listed, and 
that eight weeks be allowed to select a firm. This proposal was 
passed by the Commission. 

At 3:45 p.m. President Henning arrived. 

***** 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:4 5 p.m. 

Rose Vossen 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2 ;37 p.m. 
October 11, 1977 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr. President 
Poter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John M. Christensen, Jr. 
ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF PUDLIC UTILITIES 

Rose Vossen 
ACTING SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the regular meeting of September 27, 1977 were approved. 

***** 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Byrne, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-044 9 M Approving revision of charter rates and charges 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0450 H Approving bid call for HH Contract No. 570 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0451 H Approving modification no. 3 under HH Contract No. 

536 providing funds to complete "Force Account" work ■ 
debit amount of $9,410.01 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0452 H Approving modification no. 8 under HH Contract No. 
522 providing funds for cable splicing and related 
work - debit amount of $9,994.17 

Vote? Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0453 H Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
replacing calculator - $80 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0454 W Approving bid call for WD Contract No. 1734 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0455 W Approving write-off uncollectible accounts more than 
90 days past due - $6,145.48 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0456 W Approving modification in resale customer's contract 
with Milpitas allowing reduction in minimum billing 
during drought 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0457 M Approving supplemental appropriation providing mem- 
bership funds in RTA - $500 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0458 M Approving bid call for MR Contract No. 655 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0459 M Approving award of MR Contract No. 647 to Homer J. 

Olsen, Inc., of San Francisco for J-Line track recon- 
struction, sewer replacement and enlargement-?l,298,43C 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0460 M Approving modification no. 9 on Contract No. 618 to 
delete two crossover installations - $12,400 credit 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 61 M Approving modification no 10 for Contract No. 618 for 
additional pole foundation construction and emergency 
work compensation for contractor - maximum debit 
amount of $4,413.13 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0462 M Approving MTC grant application funding three positions 
for Planning Division staff and funding transportation 
survey 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-04 63 M Approving Lyle Peterson as Coordinator of transit- 
dysfunctional handicapped and elderly study 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0464 M Approving completion of Contract No. CT #6-0254 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0465 M Approving Peter Straus's travel expenses - $577.22 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 66 M Approving withdrawal of claim against underwriters 
at Lloyd's of London in Anne Tagore case 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0467 M Approving revolving fund claims payment - $8,422.55 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0447 M Approving settlement of claims against MR - $8,750 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0468 M Approving application for amendment to SIP grant 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 

****** 
REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

American Public Transit Association (APTA) 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Acting General Manager of Public Utilities 
reported that Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager of Public Utilities, 
and Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal Railway, are attend- 
ing the APTA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. 



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Cable Car Terminal at Fisherman's Wharf 

This matter will be heard at the Port Commission meeting on October 12, 
1977. 

Boeing Vertol 

This company is now on strike. During this period before walkout, it 
is Boeing's intention to send two cars for test purposes to San 
Francisco, even though all modifications are not completed. Those not 
completed will be retrofitted here. 

Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District 

Dr. Christensen explained that "many strings" were attached to the 
reported Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District $1 
million payment to Muni. The money would be used only for projects 
to assist the District in serving its customers in San Francisco, and 
would be of little advantage to Muni. It is no direct subsidy to Muni. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked if staff is going to oppose Golden 
Gate Transit revenue sharing. 

Dr. Christensen replied staff will try to obtain the funds. For exam- 
ple, with the Muni -Golden Gate Ferry fare discount there could be some 
advantage to Muni if at the end of the trial period it is apparent 
that Muni is losing money. Then the Golden Gate Bridge District could 
be requested to pick up the deficit. There are no capital programs 
visible at present to the advantage of San Francisco. 

Commissioner McCrea stated there are two possible capital projects i 

(1) Some form of improved transit access to the Ferry Building; 

(2) Implementation of part of the Golden Gate Corridor transit study. 

Dr. Christensen said these will be investigated when something more 
materializes on $1 million. 

Subsidized Southern Pacific Peninsula Faros 

legislation has been adopted in Sacramento providing for subsidizing 
Southern Pacific Peninsula commute fares. It permits Santa Clara, San 
-■Iriteo and 2an Franciico Counties to provide subsidies to riders of SP 
commute trains by discounting tickets acquired in bulk from the Southern 
Pacific Company. The most recent TDA grants were for $500,000 in Santa 
Clara, $600,000 in San Mateo and $50,000 in San Francisco. There has 
been no action to date by MTC or Cal-Trans in attempting to develop 
an integrated plan. Muni is now working with Sam-Trans, Santa Clara 
and MTC to formulate a plan. 

OSHA 

Eight unabated violations remain — six at woods, and two at Potrero. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

Commissioner Claire C. Pilcher asked if the PUC representative to 
Planning Commission meetings goes with policy directives . 

Dr. Christensen replied that the representative's concern is for the 
best interests of the City and are in line with PUC policies . 

Commissioner Pilcher stated she would like to discuss this matter with 
the General Manager. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Pilcher, Dr. Christensen 
stated approximately 2 percent of City taxes go to Muni. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if a proposal could be placed on the agenda 
for the Commission meeting of October 25, 1977, to have bee keepers on 



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watershed property forward an operating proposal to the Commission. 
The proposal should include the number of bee keepers, who they are, 
and how long they have been there. Also included should be the number 
of suits against the City for bee stings, and the number of applicants 
within the past two years, and the names and dates of application. 

President Henning said this proposal should be incorporated with the 
letter from the City Attorney's Office. 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
stated that in his memorandum to the Commission it was explained that 
the Water Department has taken a position, which policy could be 
changed by the Commission. 

Mr. Baglin said there have been no suits during the past eight years. 

Commissioner Byrne stated that several months ago a motion was passed 
regarding an arbitration clause in City contracts, which was referred 
to the office of the City Attorney. Mr. Baglin said it was concluded 
it would be illegal under the Charter to arbitrate a contract dispute 
because such action by an outsider would be a delegation of power to 
a third party by the Commission. President Henning instructed that 
this matter be placed on the agenda for the Commission meeting of 
October 25, 1977. 



Item 8 - PUBLIC HEARING - To approve revision of transfer privileges on 
Muni Route 78 — GOLDEN GATE PARK 

Mr. George Duarte , Deputy General Manager, reported that Muni is pro- 
posing that a transfer be issued for use only on the 78 Line for on-off 
purposes anywhere in the Park from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On leaving 
the Park a person could transfer to another coach. However, a passenger 
coming to the Park on a Muni bus with a transfer to the 78 Line is only 
entitled to one ride with this transfer. It would be necessary to pay 
another 25 cents in order to transfer again in the Park. 

Commissioner Pilcher said this is a very complex system, and there could 
be difficulty in explaining it to the public. Children could ride all 
day long on five cents . Perhaps they should be charged five cents each 
time they board a 78 bus in the Park. 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired about advertising the 78 Line, and Mr. 
Rod Bartholomew, Acting General Manager, Operations and Administration, 
stated interior car cards have been used throughout the system. Also, 
the media has been notified, and staff was informed that the Recreation 
and Park Department and the museums would publicize the service. 

President Henning instructed that this item be put over to the Commission 
meeting of October 25, 1977, and that staff check with the Commission 
on Aging. 

Commissioner Pilcher said she would like to see communication with the 

Recreation and Park Department and the museums, and the possibility of 

alternative fare systems explored. Perhaps the 78 Line could be 
treated as a shoppers' shuttle or express line. 

Mr. Bartholomew said the 78 Line is a no-cost service. 



Resolution 77-0449 — PUBLIC HEARING — To approve revision of the existing 
schedule of charter rates and charges by the Municipal Railway 

Mr. Duarte stated that current charter rates are outdated, and that UMTA 
guidelines require that cost of charters be met by rates charged. 



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Mr. John W. Madden, Chief Accountant, reported that charter rates 
were last revised in September, 1964. Muni is requesting a revised 
schedule in order to cover more of its costs. Presently, charter re- 
venue amounts to $50,000 per year, a relatively small item. Muni is 
charging 1964 rates at present. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn asked if in some instances Muni had 
actually charged more than 1964 rates and that this be investigated. 

Mr. Madden stated the Municipal Railway is trying to run charter ser- 
vice at no increased cost to the system. 



Resolution 77-0454 — Authorizing bid call for WD Contract No. 1734 - 
air condition system modification at 425 Mason Street - estimated cost 
of work, $15,000 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Pilcher, Mr. Boyd stated 
ultimate savings would be 25,000 gallons of water per day. 

In answer to a question from Commissioner Henning regarding doing the 
same thing at City Hall, Mr. Boyd replied that the Water Department 
is using drinking water, while the City Hall is going to a well under 
City Hall and will be using non-treated water to cool the computer 
machinery . 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne inquired about maintenance, which Mr. Boyd 
said would be negligible. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that the Water Department appears to be 
reacting two years after the beginning of the drought. 

Mr. Boyd said that since the inception of water rationing the Department 
has been working on water conservation. As the system grows to supply 
two million people there is an ultimate end to available snow and rain 
water. He said this air conditioning system modification is a lead to 
conservation for the future. 



Resolution 77-0456 — Modifying the resale customer's contract with the 
City of Milpitas to allow a reduction in the minimum billing charges 
during the period of the present drought. 

Mr. Boyd reported that the City of Milpitas has a unique type of con- 
tract in which they agreed to buy a minimum quantity of water. For 
several years the City of Milpitas has been unable to use the minimum 
quantity for which they contracted. The contract specifies that 
Milpitas must pay the City up to that minimum quantity. Today, since 
Milpitas has been restricted under water rationing to 3/4 as much water 
as was used in 1976, there is an inequity. This action will place them 
on the same basis as 1976 in determining the minimum payments. 



Resolution 77-0459 — Awarding MR Contract No. 647, in total net amount 
of $1,298,430 to Homer J. Olsen, Inc., for "J" Line - track reconstruc- 
tion and sewer replacement and enlargement - Church Street - 2 2nd Street 
to 30th Street 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if, in light of the experience on 46th Avenue 
all track reconstruction contracts include pavement vibration isolators. 

Mr. Rino Bei, Program Manager, Transit Improvement Program, replied 
that these isolators have only been necessary on 46th Avenue. 



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Resolution 77-0462 — Approving filing of a grant application with the 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission to fund three additional posi- 
tions for the Municipal Railway Planning Division staff, and to fund 
a latent demand transportation survey 

Dr. Christensen said the three individuals will be hired through Civil 
Service, and will spend full time on Municipal Railway planning work. 
Discussions have been held with MTC, and they have acknowledged that 
a formal Board of Control is not necessary and that an MTC staff repre- 
sentative would be designated for staff coordination. MTC was approaches 
to provide Muni one of their staff members on a rent-a-planner basis 
to work with Muni staff but they have no extra planners available at 
this time . 



Resolution 77-0463 — Approving the selection of Mr. Lyle Peterson to be 
the Coordinator of the transit-dysfunctional handicapped and elderly 
study 

Dr. Christensen reported that Mr. Peterson of Denver has been informed 
he can report to work on October 24, 1977. This has been cleared with 
Civil Service. A representative of the Board of Control of the study, 
Mr. John King, was introduced. 



Item 2 9 — Presentation of a review of plans which have been crystallized 
for activation of an energy and water conservation program 

Coordinator Patrick J. Phillips stated the first meeting of the Con- 
servation Task Force selected by Mayor Moscone has been scheduled for 
9:30 a.m. on October 17, 1977. This is important in regard to setting 
up a technical committee. He said efforts are being made to get a 
workable program with City and County departments into effect. 

President Henning inquired about the drilling enterprise in City Hall. 

Mr. Boyd replied that it has been established that the well is usable. 
Eventually the water will be re-used in the boiler system. He said 
he has been informed that the Department of Public Works contract is 
over half finished, and is expected to be completed in November. 

Commissioner McCrea said he is concerned that getting City Department 
heads together without a fresh look from the outside will not solve the 
problem. Outside experts should be brought in to advise City Depart- 
ment heads . 

Mr. Phillips said the Task Force will endeavor to insure that City 
efforts at conservation mesh with State and federal programs. 



Resolution 77-0468 — Approving application for amendment to Muni System 
Improvement Program (SIP) CA-04-0078 grant to create a project task 
force for the control and direction of the LRV program 

Dr. Christensen stated that the special meeting held October 7, 1977, 
addressed this question. At that meeting staff was instructed on 
how to proceed in efforts to develop an appropriate Program Director 
for the Task Force. He said this resolution outlines in general those 
matters considered at that meeting with respect to how the Task Force 
should be established. It sets into motion the request for proposals 
from transit management consulting firms to provide a Program Director. 
It directs staff to prepare the necessary grant application to UMTA, 
and finally provides for a public hearing date on the grant application 



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to be set at the discretion of the Commission. Since the public hear- 
ing must be advertised at least 30 days in advance in order to meet 
UMTA requirements, Dr. Christensen suggested a special meeting on 
November 15, 1977. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
Resolution 77-0468 was unanimously adopted by the Commission, with 
November 15, 1977 being set as the date for the public hearing. 



Mr. Boyd reported that water consumption in San Francisco for the month 
of September 1977, was 35 percent below that of September 1976. 

Commissioner McCrea said he noticed in the Sunday paper a "box score" 
for east Bay Municipal Water District and Marin Municipal Water Dis- 
trict conservation. He asked if San Francisco figures could be in- 
cluded . 

Mr. Boyd stated San Francisco data is computed on a monthly basis, but 
that steps would be taken to include Water Department figures pub- 
lished weekly. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:40 p.m. 



Rose Vossen 
Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 
2:37 p.m. 
October 25, 1977 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P . Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the special meeting of October 7 and the regular meeting 
of October 11, 1977 were approved. 



RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted; 

77-0471 M Approving opposition of MTC Resolution No. 459 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0472 M Approving grant application for Federal operating 
assistance provided by NMTA of 1974 

Vote? Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adapted: 

77-0473 M Approving revision of transfer privileges on Line 
78-Golden Gate Park 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0474 H Approving negotiations for professional services 
contract to prepare EIR for Lake Lloyd Weather 
Modification Program 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0475 H Approving awarding of HH Contract No. 579 to Homer 
J. Olsen, Inc., of Union City for underground duct 
system - $318,350 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0476 H Approving modification no. 1 under HH Contract No. 
555 - debit amount of $1,765 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrr> . , PiloJier 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcho;, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0477 w Approving discontinuance of night lighting at 
Crystal Springs Golf Course driving rai";^ 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 
No -Byrne 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0471 M Approving bid call for MR Contract No. 617 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0479 M Approving bid call for MR Contract No. 636 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0480 M Approving modification no. 1 under MR Contract No. 
634 substituting less expensive sealing for track 
repair - credit amount of $1,738 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0481 M Approving payment of claims from revolving fund - 
$46,474.89 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 82 M Approving compromise and collection of claims against 
miscellaneous debtors - $4,82 0.79 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0483 M Approving UTDC recommendations re maintenance mechanics 
and reorganization plan; and request for supplemental 
appropriation adjusting various salaries - $14,428 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0484 M Approving travel expense voucher for Curtis E. Green - 
$576.89 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-048 5 M Approving request for supplemental appropriation 

providing reclassification of Class 1760 to 1762 - 
$1,101 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted : 

77-0486 M Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
for overtime and temporary wages - $97,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0470 M Approving settlement of claims against Railway - 
$57,500 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0487 M Approving travel expense voucher for John B. Wentz - 
$581.32 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER 

Don Pedro Recreation Agency 

Mr. John B. Wentz , General Manager of Public Utilities, reported that 
he attended the monthly meeting of the Don Pedro Recreation agency 
with Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power 
System, on October 21, 1977. The agency is operated jointly under 
terms of the Federal Power Commission permit, by the Public Utilities 
Commission and the Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts. Prelim- 
inary review of the budget for the calendar year anticipates a drought 
imposed deficit, of which San Francisco must pay half. This will be 
reflected in the Hetch Hetchy budget. 

APTA 

Mr. Wentz stated the annual Conference in Atlanta was excellent, with 
sessions on planning, finance, Federal involvement, operations, 
equipment, marketing, maintenance, etc. Many board and commission 
members from other properties were present. Mr. Curtis E. Green, 
General Manager, Municipal Railway, was elected Vice President for 
Human Resources. Mr. Wentz urged attendance at future meetings by 
members of the Commission. 



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LRV Task Force 

The requests for proposals (RFPs) for LRV Task Force Project Director 
were mailed today to ten firms. Responses are due in Mr. Green's 
office by November 14, 1977. 

There will be a news media presentation of the two new LRV test 
vehicles at 1:30 p.m., October 26, 1977, at the Muni Metro Center. 
Mr. Wentz will be the PUC spokesman, and Mr. Arhtur E. Hitsman, General 
Manager, Surface Transportation Systems of Boeing Vertol, will be 
representing Boeing. 

Municipal Railway Goals 

Mr. Wentz stated that Muni staff is working on development of a state- 
ment of Muni goals to be used to measure future achievement. 

Transit Police 

There has been a 25 percent decrease in the number of criminal inci- 
dents aboard Muni vehicles since August 9, 1977, when the first police 
class began patrols . The first class began patrols August 9 ; the 
second, during early September; and a third class is in training. 

UTDC 

Mr. Wentz reported that staff of UTDC has visited all Muni facilities, 
has developed a list of external constraints, and will complete a 
list of internal constraints by October 29, 1977. Members of the 
Toronto transit staff will be here October 31, November 1, and 
November 2 . Calgary transit staff will be in San Francisco November 2 , 
3 and 4 . 

MTC Resolution No. 459 

Mr. Wentz stated that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will 
have before it proposed Resolution 459 on November 11, 1977, which 
would establish guidelines regarding a percentage of revenue from the 
fare box. The resolution proposes a 35 percent figure with certain 
credits which could get it down to 2 5 percent. AC Transit and Santa 
Clara County have taken a position of opposition, and this Commission 
has been memorialized by the Muni Coalition to oppose Resolution 459, 
pending before the MTC. 

Commissioner Claire C. Pilcher moved that the Commission take an offi- 
cial position of opposition to MTC Resolution 459, and Commissioner 
McCrea seconded the motion, which was unanimously adopted by the Com- 
mission. 

Resolution before Streets and Transportation Committee 

Mr. Wentz stated a hearing is scheduled October 27, 1977, before the 
Streets and Transportation committee of the Board of Supervisors to 
consider a resolution which would establish a policy of no fare increase 
in Muni. He said he would like Mr. Green to attend that hearing, with 
the permission of the Commission, to state that the Public Utilities 
Commission has taken no position on a future fare increase, but has 
directed staff to analyze the impact of AB-1107. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Wentz said 
Supervisor Quentin Kopp is aware that staff is analyzing the impact of 
AB-1107. 

President Henning stated it is essential that misinterpretations of 
Commission conduct be corrected in any appearance before the Board of 
Supervisors . 

Commissioner McCrea stated that perhaps his remarks before the Finance 
Committee had been misinterpreted. He said he was using data available 
to everyone, and that AB-1107 would have to result in a fare increase 
unless Muni wished to forego the State sales tax money available. 

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Commissioner H. Welton Flynn stated a misinterpertation could have 
arisen from remarks made on television. 

Commissioner McCrea said there was also an article in the Examiner, 
and it is important to point out to the Board of Supervisors that the 
statement probably had its genesis at the hearing on AB-1107 If 
Resolution No. 459 is passed, it will not be the Commission or the 
Board of Supervisors, but someone outside of San Francisco who will 
be setting Muni fares . 

Commissioner Flynn said there will continue to be problems as long 
a t the jf e 1S a s P ok esman for the five Commissioners in the absence of 
the other four. All Commissioners should agree upon who is going to 
be the spokesman for the Commission. 

President Kenning said the issue of a fare increase is a delicate one - 
an election issue. The position of the Commission should be in 
writing. 

Mr. Green said last year at budget time he was asked to present to the 
Commission information concerning a fare increase. The Commission 
agreed, and the matter was sent to the Mayor's Office, where the deci- 
sion was made to go no further at that time. 

In summary, Mr. "Stent z said four points should be made, as follows. 
(1) The PUC has the responsibility for recommending adequate funding 
for Muni. (2) The Commission should be free to consider all alterna- 
tives. (3) Any resolution speaking against a fare increase should make 
clear that other sources of funding will be supplied. (4) The Board 
of Supervisors should be advised that the Commission is studying 
AB-1107. 

George L. Carey 

Mr. Wentz reported that Mr. Carey, Chief Accountant, is still recuper- 
ating from an illness, but it is hoped he will be on the job in 
another week or two . 

Port Commission 

Mr. Wentz stated the Port Commission will not meet October 26, 1977, 
because of lack of a quorum. Therefore, the matter of the cable 
car extension will be heard November 9, 1977. 

President Henning stated he had received a call from Mr. Richard A. 
Bobier, Attorney for the Port Commission, advising that full financing 
in dollars would be required. Mr. Wentz advised that Dr. Christensen 
is checking that possibility with UMTA. It is believed that Muni can 
maintain the restrooms, if they are built. 

OSHA 

Mr. Wentz said there are only eight remaining citations, most of them 
at the Woods facility. A detailed report on these remaining citations 
will be forwarded to the Commission. 

Civil Grand Jury Report 

The report of the 1976-77 Civil Grand Jury has been issued. It con- 
tains a substantial section on the Municipal Railway. Mr. Wentz 
stated he feels it is a good constructive report, not damaging to Muni. 

LRV Board of Control 



Regarding the LRV program, a recommendation was made that a Board of 
Control be created. The Commission should decide who will represent 



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the Commission, and the Mayor's Office and the Board of Supervisors 
should be asked to name their two members. 

President Henning instructed the Commission Secretary to calendar the 
appointment of Board of" Control members for the PUC meeting of November 
8, 1977. 

Tuolumne River Fish Releases 

Mr. Wentz reported receipt of a letter from the U. S. Department of 
the Interior denying Hetch Hetchy's request for reduction of fish 
releases in the Tuolumne River. 



Resolution 77-04 72--Public Hearing - To approve grant application for 
Federal operating assistance as provided by the National Mass Trans- 
portation Assistance Act (NMTA) of 1974 

Mr. Green stated the National Mass Transportation Assistance Act of 
1974 amended the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 by adding 
Section 5 providing for transit aid. Section 5 funds are allocated to 
urban regions on a population basis, and the Metropolitan Transportatioi 
Commission is designated as recipient of funds to the Bay Area. Muni 
has been allocated approximately $7.5 million, and the budget antici- 
pates the use of this money, which will lower the amount of money 
required from ad valorem taxes. 

Mr. Wentz stated that the need for this money to operate Muni has been 
validated. The hearing is to determine whether or not there is any 
comment by anyone as to the validity of the application. The basic 
law was developed several years ago when it became apparent on a nation- 
wide basis that transit systems must operate at a significant deficit. 
This is an effort to spread the load to other sources of revenue. All 
transit systems in the United States are taking advantage of this 
assistance . 

President Henning asked if there were any comments from the public. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans, stated that San Francisco 
has a commitment to an electrified system. He said the $7.5 million 
should be escalated to $17.5 million as San Francisco is the only 
city fully committed to electrification. 

Mr. Wentz stated that Muni's request is open ended for as much as can 
be obtained. 

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Resolution No. 77-0473 — To approve revising transfer privileges on 
Muni Route 78-Golden Gate Park (deferred from meeting of October 11, 
1977) 

Commissioner Pilchcr asked if there has been contact with the Recrea- 
tion and Park Department and the museums. She also stated there are 
many people who drive their cars to the Park and can't take advantage 
of the transfer into the Park. She stated the system recommended is 
very complex to explain, and suggested that patrons transferring 
from another line or purchasing an all-day pass be allowed to ride all 
day in the Park free. All others would pay 10 cents per ride within 
the Park. This would take care of people who can't get to the Park 
on Muni or who drive their cars to the Park . 

Mr. Green stated he has a letter from Mr. John J. Spring, General 
Manager, Recreation and Park Department, dated October 25, 1977. He 
also has made about 15 telephone calls to Mr. Spring. He said Mr. 
Spring states he is willing to accept whatever plan Muni adopts. The 
Recreation and Park and museum representatives have promised to help 
publicize the service. 



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Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Green said 
Commissioner Pilcher's proposal will not cost Muni any extra money. 
There will be no additional revenue because patrons riding to the Park 
would be riding on other lines and paying fares. The same people going 
home at night would pay a fare and obtain a transfer to use going home. 

Commissioner McCrea said he supports Commissioner Pilcher's plan, but 
would change the fare to five cents per ride in the Park . 

Commissioner Pilcher suggested that patrons also could purchase for 
25 cents an all day transfer valid only on Line 78. 

Following further discussion among Commissioners and staff, Commissioner 
Pilcher moved that patrons transferring from another line be allowed 
to ride free in the Park all day on the 78 Line. Other patrons would 
pay five cents a ride in the Park on the 78 Line. Commissioner McCrea 
seconded the motion, which was unanimously passed by the Commission. 

****** 

Resolution No. 77-0474 — Authorizing negotiation with consultants 
leading to a professional services contract for preparation of an 
environmental impact report for the proposed Lake Lloyd Weather Modifi- 
cation Program 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea regarding the schedule 
of this endeavor, Mr. Moore advised that public hearings must be held; 
therefore, the chances of accomplishing it this winter are slim. 

****** 

Resolution No. 77-0477 — Approving discontinuance of night lighting at 
Crystal Springs Golf Course driving range 

Mr. Eugene Kelleher, Assistant General Manager, San Francisco Water 
Department, stated that the Water Department recommends discontinuance 
of night lighting as of October 26, 1977, which is the end of the trial 
period. The lessee has had modifications made in the lighting system, 
and photographs have been taken which reveal a reduction of 50 percent 
in the visual impact of the lights on the hill. The Bureau of Outdoor 
Recreation in a letter dated October 19, 1977, advised that the lights 
as they now exist are unacceptable. Representatives of the Bureau of 
Outdoor Recreation have advised lessee they would not approve the 
lights until additional modifications are made. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne stated there are many conflicting reports, 
and he moved that the matter be put over to the next Commission meeting. 

Commissioner McCrea said he could not accept the lights as long as 
they can be seen from the highway. He said that postponement of night 
lighting is giving tacit agreement if certain visual conditions are 
met. There is a more fundamental issue. The Commission should be a 
spokesman for energy conservation, and this lighting is not sound 
energy conservation. 

President Henning stated that the City does provide electricity for 
ball parks and playgrounds at night. Commissioner Pilcher stated that 
ball parks and playgrounds are not in scenic wilderness areas. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion made by Commissioner Byrne to 
put the item over for two weeks. 

Mr. Elias Leider, lessee, advised that the lights are not affecting the 
wildlife in the area. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired if there is some work to be done by lessee 
while the lights are off. 



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Mr. Leider replied that Mr. Frank E. Sylvester, Regional Director of 
the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, suggested the use of louver systems. 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired about the lessee's investment. She said 
if the operator does any work during the two weeks the lights are off 
he does so at his own risk. 

Mr. Leider replied that a lighting engineer suggested by Mr. Sylvester 
would be coming to the golf course to investigate the possibility of 
using baffles. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that he is ready to shut the lights down 
permanently no matter what modifications are made. He said he does 
not want Mr. Leider to spend any more money. 

Commissioner Pilcher said she is also convinced the lights should be 
turned off. 

Commissioner Flynn withdrew his second to the notion to put the matter 
over to the next Commission meeting. 

Commissioner Byrne withdrew his motion, explaining that he was taking 
this action rather than allowing lessee to spend money on a useless 
cause . 

Mr. Leider explained that the baffles are being made, and the driving 
range was a condition of the lease. He said, however, that the baf- 
fles have not been purchased. 

Mr. Robert C. Van Etten of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation said his 
agency does not control the watershed - it only approves or looks at 
those things the City refers to them. 

Commissioner McCrea moved that the Commission go on record as disap- 
proving the use of night lighting on the driving range of Crystal 
Springs Golf Course henceforth. 

Commissioner Pilcher seconded the motion, and the motion was passed by 
the Commission, with Commissioner Byrne voting "no." 



Item 25 — Consideration of use of an arbitration clause in City con- 
tracts to facilitate se 4 tlcment of disputes 

Commissioner Byrne stated he has reviewed the opinion of the City 
Attorney's Office, and that possibly the Commission is bound by that 
decision on arbitration. He said he would like to have the item put 
over until at least the next Commission meeting in order to study non- 
binding arbitration and explore the matter more fully. 

President Henning advised that in terms of Charter revisions these 
must be submitted to the Board of Supervisors within the next two 
months if they are to be placed on the June ballot. 

Commissioner Pilcher seconded Commissioner Byrne's motion to put the 
item over, and this motion was passed by the Commission. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:20 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:32 p.m. 

November 8, 1977 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DOCUMENTS 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
rietch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 
H. Welton Flynn, Claire C. Pilcher 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 

The minutes of the regular meeting of October 24, 1977 were approved. 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 

following resolution was adopted: 

77-0489 H Approving DPW street lighting construction proposal 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0490 H Approving modification No. 1 providing funds for 
additional consulting services under professional 
services agreement with Dr. Richard L. Ridenhour, 
Consulting Fishery Biologist - debit amount of $3,000 

V^te: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0491 W Approving award of WD Contract No. 1737 to McGuire 
and Hester of Oakland, for main installation - 
$203,475 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0492 W Approving completion of WD Contract No. 1715 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0493 W Approving collection of October claims for damages 
against miscellaneous debtors - $556.07 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0494 W Approving policy to permit bee keeping on watershed 
properties 

Vote; Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



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77-04 95 W Approving exchange agreement between City and County 
of San Francisco and Jack L. Bohan involving portion 
of WD land in Santa Clara County 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0496 M Approving rejection of sole bid received for MR Con- 
tract 641 and authorizing re-advertisin-j of project 
upon selection of alternate site 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0497 M Approving modification No. 1 providing motor substitu- 
tion under MR Contract No. 614 - $6,343.60 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0498 M Approving acceptance of MBT Associates Muni Metro 
Accessibility Study and its forwarding to Board of 
Control; and directing MR cooperation in development 
of suitable lift for iuni LRV 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0488 M Approving drawing of warrants in settlement of claims 
- $26,402.18 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-04 99 M Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
to renovate Muni facilities at 134 5 Turk Street - 
$30,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0500 G Approving execution of contract with UMTA 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0501 G Approving transfer of funds under $10,000 and allot- 
ment requests submitted by PUC departments during first 
quarter 1977-78 - $9,871,132.25 



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Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0502 G Approving establishment of Advisory Board of Control 
to be consulted on major policy issues for Muni Metro 
LRV Program, and designating PUC members and alter- 
nates 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0503 M Setting December 13, 1977 as public hearing date on 
LRV grant application 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER - Mr. John B. Went 2 

Fish Releases in Tuolumne River 

At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors on November 7, 1977, Presi- 
dent Quentin L. Kopp urged unanimous approval of a resolution calling 
upon Secretary of the Interior Cecil D. Andrus to reconsider San 
Francisco's request for a reduction of fish releases in the Tuolumne 
River. One Supervisor declined, and the measure could not be adopted 
that day. The matter has been referred to the Governmental Services 
Committee, and it is hoped they will hold a special meeting. When the 
resolution is adopted copies will be forwarded to the President and 
all members of Congress from California. 

Water Use Report 

Water usage for the month of October 1977, reflected a 33 percent 
system-wide reduction in consumption — 34 percent in the City, and 32 
percent in the suburbs. 

Inspection of Dams 

Mr. Wentz said that following the dam break in Georgia, President 
Henning suggested that Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch 
Hetchy System, and Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco 
Water Department, report on the status of our dams. 

Mr. Moore reported that the California Division for the Safety of Dams 
has the reputation of being the best in the country. All dams are in- 
spected annually and records are kept of leakage, settlement, and 
deflection at all dams. This data is regularly submitted to the State. 
Constant State and Hetch Hetchy inspections indicate that Hetch Hetchy 
dams are as safe as possible. 

Mr. Boyd stated that reservoirs in San Francisco are also under the 
jurisdiction of the State Division of Safety of Dams. Leakage is moni- 
tored each month by the Water Department, and superficial repairs are 
made when necessary. Of the major dams, Pilarcitos Dam has been recon- 
structed during the past five years, as has Calaveras Dam. San Antonio 
Dam is not yet 20 years old, and was built to modern standards. The 
study of Crystal Springs Dam by W. A. Wahler & Associates, consulting 



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engineers, is nearing completion, and will soon be submitted to the 
State for review. Preliminary reports give every indication that 
Crystal Springs Dam will pass inspection by the State Division of 
of Safety of Dams with flying colors. 

OSHA 

A report has been forwarded to Supervisor Quentin L. Kopp, and an in- 
spection has been made at the Muni Metro Center. 

President Henning stated that since nearly all citations have been 
abated, it is unnecessary to have bi-weekly reports. Mr. Wentz said 
that if material changes occur, the Commission will be notified. 

SFMRIC 

Mr. Vuntz reported attending a meeting of the SFMRIC on November 3, 
1977, during which an audit was approved, and commitment was made of 
funds for the local share of the Muni Metro Task Force. He said the 
Corporation is very active in underwriting the local share of expenses . 

UTDC 

On November 2, 1977, staff met with Toronto and Calgary transit repre- 
sentatives, and sat in on their meeting on Muni maintenance problems. 
Mr. Wentz said there has been great success in convincing middle man- 
agement to obtain the best use of the UTDC contract. 

Robert Frost Plaza 

Mr. Wentz reported that the California cable car line will be shut 
down for 20 days in January to allow for construction of Robert Frost 
Plaza at the Market Street end of the line. This Plaza will provide 
a very attractive new terminal . 

President Henning inquired if the Convention and Visitors Bureau has 
been advised. Mr. Wentz replied that all patrons and media, as well 
as the Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be informed. 

Commissioner Peter McCrea asked if the timing is dictated by Muni com- 
pleting its work, or by the work being done on Market St. Mr. Green 
stated the January is the best time for Muni, and that the Market 
Street Beautification Project controls the number of days the line will 
be down. During the time period involved motor coaches will be uti- 
lized to provide service to the area. 

Port Commission 

Mr. Wentz stated the Port Commission will hold its next meeting 
November 17, 1977, at which time the matter of the cable car extension 
will be heard. 

Title II Emergency Maintenance Program 

At Mr. Wentz* s request, Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, Municipal 
Railway, introduced Mr. Edwin I. Dreiling, who took over the emergency 
maintenance program during the period when about 140 coaches were out 
of service. Mr. Green stated that Mr. Dreiling did an excellent job 
in organizing the work and getting it done expeditiously. 

President Henning congratulated Mr. Dreiling on behalf of the Commis- 
sion. 



Resolution 77-0490 — Approving modification No. 1 In the debit amount 
of $3,000 to provide funds for additional consulting services not 
included in the original agreement, under Professional Services Agree- 
ment with Dr. Richard L. Ridenhour, Consulting Fishery Biologist 

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Mr. Wantz stated this agreement involves work on a long range effort. 
A report has been released by the Department of the Interior which 
recommends doubling fish release water. San Francisco has requested a 
hearing, and Dr. Ridenhour's work will assist in supporting San 
Francisco's position at the hearing. The Secretary of the Interior 
must produce an EIR before long. The public hearing is approximately 
two years in the future . 



Item No. 12 — Authorizing the General Manager of Public Utilities to 
require comprehensive general liability insurance of less than 
$1,000,000, but not less than $300,000 combined single limit coverage 
on land use permits and leases to individuals and small businesses; to 
exempt from insurance requirements street and utility crossing permits 
issued to adjoining property owners; and to delegate the within author- 
ity to the Secretary, Public Utilities Commission, and to Department 
Heads . 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn said he would like to speak against the 
proposed resolution, stating that $1 million worth of coverage is not 
unreasonable. He said that contracts from the Controller's Office 
require $1 million worth of coverage, and that the additional cost is 
not excessive. 

Commissioner Claire C. Pilcher noted that if bee keepers on the water- 
shed are required to have $1 million coverage it would totally elimin- 
ate them from being on watershed property. 

Mr. Boyd stated that proposed coverage in any amount less than $1 mil- 
lion would be brought to the General Manager of Public Utilities for 
confirmation. He said the Land Division has reported difficulty in 
leasing some right-of-way lands. Some small business people are unable 
to obtain $1 million coverage, and in three cases the Water Department 
has lost modest revenues. Also, five permits for parking and horse 
grazing will have to be cancelled. He said the intent is not to require 
less coverage on any land use of importance, or where risk appears to 
warrant $1 million coverage. 

Commissioner Flynn stated that a "hold harmless clause" mentioned in 
the document is meaningless. He stated his unwillingness to go below 
$1 million coverage in any case. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Boyd said that 
if circumstances make it impossible for a person to lease some land 
because of the required $1 million coverage, the matter could be re- 
ferred back to the Commission. 

Mr. Boyd stated that under present policy the Commission doesn't review 
permits for under $2 50 per month, as these are handled by the Water 
Department. Therefore, the Commission doesn't realize the Department 
is losing some business. 

Following discussion among Commissioners and staff, Mr. Boyd agreed to 
check the difference in cost between the two levels of coverage, and 
also to bring back to the Commission a list of problem cases and leases 
lost because of the higher insurance requirement. 

Commissioner McCrea moved, and Commissioner Pilcher seconded that this 
item be put over to the next Commission meeting, and the motion was 
adopted by unanimous vote of the Commission. 



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President Henning instructed staff to communicate nominations to all 
parties involved. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:30 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 

Room 300, 101 Grove Street 

2:37 p.m. 

November 15, 1977 

PUBLIC HEARING 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DOCUMENTS 

DEC 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 
H. Welton Flynn, Claire C. Pilcher 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 



RESOLUTION 
NO. 



On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 



77-0505 M Approving amendment to existing grant application 

with UMTA to accept additional grant funds to estab- 
lish LRV Task Force 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Pilcher 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER - Mr. John B. Wentz 

Title II Program Recommendation of Mayor 

Mr. Wentz reported that the Finance Committee of the Board of Super- 
visors will consider the Title II application for funds at its meeting 
of November 16, 1977. Public Utilities has $1,200,000 in that program. 

SFMRIC 

At President Henning' s request a special meeting has been scheduled for 
November 28, 1977, at 5:00 p.m. to review with the Commission the 
status of the San Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation 
(SFMRIC). Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, 
Finance; Mr. John Dooling, legal counsel for SFMRIC; Mr. William M. 
Reedy, Corporation President; and a representative of the Corporation 
Bond Counsel will conduct the review and answer questions regarding 
this funding method for capital improvements . 

LRV Task Force Program Director 

Mr. Wentz stated that eight responses were received to the 14 requests 
for proposals mailed. Three submitted proposals, and five responses 
will be followed up by telephone on November 16, 1977. Following that, 
interviews will be scheduled. Mr. Curtis E. Green, General Manager, 
Municipal Railway; Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr.; Mr. Rudy Nothenberg 
of the Mayor's Office and Mr. Wentz will comprise the interview team. 

Embarcadero Task Force 

The second meeting of the Embarcadero Task Force will be held November 
21, 1977. Messrs. Tom Matoff, Peter Straus and Rino Bei are Muni 
representatives. There are thirteen members in all representing the 
Planning Department, Department of Public Works, Muni, Wastewater 
Management, Redevelopment Agency , Port Commission, Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area and the Mayor's Office. 

UTDC 

The supplemental appropriation in connection with approval by UTDC of 
the reorganization of Muni and 55 maintenance positions must be repro- 
cessed to be consistent with the UTDC report. Mr. Wentz stated this 
item will be calendared for the Commission meeting of November 22, 1977 

Revenue Equipment Condition Report 

Mr. Wentz distributed copies of this report to the Commission. 



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Commissioner Peter McCrea asked why missed runs are increasing. He 
stated he would like to have calendared for the next Commission meet- 
ing on November 22, 1977, a report on the current status of missed 
runs and equipment condition. 



Resolution 77-0505— PUBLIC HEARING— Approving amendment to existing 
grant application with Urban Mass Transportation Administration to 
accept additional grant funds to establish a LRV Task Force to plan, 
direct and control the acceptance, testing, operations, training, main- 
tenance, facility layout and phasing in of light rail vehicle service. 

Mr. Wentz explained that the grant application is for 8 percent fund- 
ing to be provided by UMTA for a Task Force to control and direct 
implementation of light rail vehicle service. It covers four in-house 
members, clerical assistance and a program director. Some travel 
expenses will also be covered, as some staff members must spend time 
in Boston for close liaison with Massachusetts Bay Transportation 
Authority (MBTA) . He said there is reason to believe that UMTA views 
the project affirmatively. The local share of funding would be pro- 
vided by SFMRIC. There is $13 million in unobligated funds in the 
SFMRIC, and the Corporation has the right to sell additional bonds. To 
date $57 million worth of bonds have been sold. 

The Task Force would be responsible for all phases of putting the sys- 
tem into effect. Mr. Wentz stated this is a public hearing to ascer- 
tain if there are any questions or comments from the public before the 
Commission acts. 

Mr. John Elberling of CAP-Trans protested the proposed amendment to 
the grant application as not doing enough. He said he is concerned 
that San Francisco may have to accept a marginally operative vehicle 
and a subway which will cost enormous amounts of money to operate. He 
said if the LRV turns out to so poorly made that it can't be accepted, 
it could be fiied up to operate if a lot of money is spent, and the 
subway could work if long delays and poor service were accepted. The 
LRV itself and the design of the subway had their inception in the 
early 1970s and were designed for a complex operation. They were not 
designed to take existing standards and put them into use in San 
Francisco. A system has been designed requiring a complex signaling 
system and high speed operation. There was an option of going to 
Europe for LRVs . The Federal government probably was a deciding factor 
in deciding to have an American built system. 

Mr. ElLerling said that the SFMRIC was conceived in 1969 as a lease 
back arrangement, which is obsolete, and unnecessary. He said payments 
can be made from the local share, and the Federal government can make 
up the difference. He said the basic question is - since the bonds 
have been sold and since rent is not being paid to the City by the 
Corporation, when will the money run out? Also, progress payments have 
been made to Boeing Vertol of $2-1/2 million, and the City is liable 
for $20,000. Even if the City does not accept twelve LRVs, for how 
much is SFMRIC liable? 

In summary, Mr. Elberling said San Francisco is threatened with a 
vehicle that may be salvaged, but will require a great deal of mainten- 
ance. If service does not live up to schedules, the realigning of Muni 
routes could be threatened. Also, a study of redesigning of the signal 
system should be undertaken. This will require taking out equipment 
already in the subway and already in the LRVs. If the coupling system 
does not work well, if scheduling reliability is a major problem, or 
if there is a safety hazard, the signalling system would have to be 
abandoned anyway. 

Secondly, Mr. Elberling stated that the Federal government should be 
pinned down as to whether or not San Francisco may ever go to Europe tc 



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to buy a streetcar. If they say no, San Francisco should be justified 
in demanding that the government meet extra costs incurred. 

Thirdly, he stated the bond problem should be investigated. 

He also said there should be full disclosure from the Task Force and 
the Committee that will make final decisions. 

Commissioner McCrea said he didn't think it appropriate for the Task 
Force and project manager to be charged with the responsibility of 
recommending that UMTA fund purchases from foreign sources. 

Commissioner Claire C. Pilcher stated if there is an impression that 
the Commission isn't aware of the option of rejecting the car, perhaps 
the Commission hasn't had an opportunity to speak about it. She said 
it is a very strong option unless there are some miracles between now 
and when the decision is made. She said Mr. Elberling should go to 
the Board of Supervisors and demand that each of them look at the car. 
Until then they are in no position to judge the car or the system. She 
said she would rather have nothing running in the subway than to accept 
an unacceptable car in order to avoid negative newspaper accounts . 

Commissioner McCrea said the manner in which the Commission has ap- 
proached the problem - using a Task Force and bringing someone in from 
outside - is indicative of its concern. He said Mr. Elberling said 
nothing the Commission doesn't share. 

Mr. Wentz said that in addition to the Task Force, San Francisco is 
fielding a joint application with MBTA to UMTA for a product improve- 
ment program. A public hearing on this matter is scheduled for 
December 13. This will be a $13 million joint program that will involve 
additional development and improvement to the vehicles. About $9 
million will be a Boston commitment. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that no matter how much the Federal govern- 
ment spends, if it is not a good product, it will not be enough. 

Mr. Wentz said the answer to concern about procuring foreign cars has 
been given. UMTA has agreed to partially fund cars in Cleveland from 
a foreign manufacturer. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP-Trans, said his organization sub- 
mitted a document several weeks ago suggesting that the scope of work 
was not complete, and giving the Commission twelve or thirteen alter- 
natives to be included. He said the scope of work is to implement a 
vehicle and to make the system as planned function. Also, the comfort 
of the vehicle and citizen involvement are not in the scope of the 
work program. He said the vehicle is basically a good one, but it is 
necessary to have citizen involvement, and he would like to see some- 
thing addressed to the public for public acceptance. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that two opposite points of view had been 
presented by CAP-Trans . 

Mr. Klebolt stated CAP-Trans has never taken a position of rejecting 
vehicles, but took a position of initiating an additional scope of 
work . 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired as to which position was coming from 
where . 

Mr. Elberling said he spoke for himself, although CAP-Trans shares 
his opinion of keeping all options open. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn said the purpose of today's meeting was 
for the public to have its say, and that the public is not being ex- 
cluded . 



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Commissioner McCrea said that public acceptance of the vehicle and its 
appointments in Boston and in San Francisco has been excellent. He 
asked Mr. Klebolt how he would suggest obtaining a test of public 
acceptance. 

Mr. Klebolt said the Boeing Vertol Co. prior to acceptance in Boston 
made equipment available for public use. He said at some point the 
public should be allowed to ride the cars and be given a questionnaire. 

President Henning noted that there were present about ten members of 
the public other than staff. 

Commissioner McCrea stated it was accepted by the entire Commission that 
one of the responsibilities of the Task Force would be to make a review 
of the system to insure that the cars performed as well as possible. 

Mr. Wentz said that the list of items is not meant to be limiting. 

President Henning suggested that additional language directed to that 
point be included. 

Commissioner McCrea stated he felt everyone was agreed that there 
should be a complete review of the car and system design in order to 
decide if it is the proper design to go forward. 

President Henning said some consideration should be taken of options 
in terms of expectation of procuring additional or substitute vehicles. 

Commissioner Pilcher said the Commission should state that it is not in 
any way foreclosing the option of rejecting the vehicle and selecting 
another . 

Mr. Wentz explained that as a part of the product improvement program 
there is a $1/2 million systems analysis to be made by an independent 
consulting engineering firm which will consider the entire system of 
operation of the vehicles. Hopefully, this will be accomplished with 
UMTA funding as a part of the total $13,220,044 product improvement 
program. 

Commissioner McCrea said the entire question of the Commission's legal 
rights and options with respect to buying other cars should be addressed 
as well as what the separate bonding problems would be should other cars 
be purchased. 

Mr. Wentz said this is not to be handled by the Task Force. 

President Henning said the Commission would have to address itself to 
the bonding program, perhaps at the next calendar meeting. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 3:30 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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11 



MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 






Room 282, City Hall 
2:37 p.m. 
November 22, 1977 






PUBLIC MEETING 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 






DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the meeting of November 8, 1977 were approved. The 
minutes of October 25, 1977 were approved as amended to reflect that 
Resolution 77-0478 approved bid call for Purchaser's Contract Proposal 
No. 617, not Municipal Railway Contract No. 617. 

***** 
RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0506 H Approving bid call for HH Contract No. 550 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0507 H Approving award of HH Contract No. 570 to George Reed, 
Inc., of Sonora, CA to surface roads in Moccasin Vil- 
lage - $24,815 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0508 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds re- 
flecting reclassification of one Class 7338 - $9,285 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0509 W Approving bid call for WD Contract No. 1731 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0510 W Approving award of WD Contract No. 1734 to Pribuss 

Engineering, Inc. of S.F. for air conditioning system 
modification - $25,309 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0511 W Approving write-off uncollectible accounts - $6,051.34 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0512 W Approving completion of WD Contract No. 1724 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0513 W Approving rejection of all bid proposals for gravel 
quarry lease 

Votes Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0514 M Approving revised supplemental appropriation reflecting 
UTDC recommendations for reorganization and reclassi- 
fication of positions and justification of need for 
55 additional maintenance workers - $11,035 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0515 M Approving amendment of space use agreement with 
Locomotive Historical Society 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0516 M Approving travel expense voucher for C. E. Green - 
$611.98 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0517 M Approving write-off uncollectible accounts - $531.16; 
and compromise and collection of claims against mis- 
cellaneous debtors - $5,538.30 

Votes Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0518 M Approving payment of claims from revolving fund - 
$40,892.04 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Oh motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0504 M Approving settlement of claims against Muni - $3,500 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary, Public Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER - Mr. John B. Wentz 
Results of Recent Rainstorm 

There was a 200 million gallon inflow into Water Department reservoirs 
in the East Bay and on the Peninsula - equivalent to a one-day supply. 

Precipitation measured 6-1/4 inches at Cherry Valley and 3-8/10 inches 
at O'Shaughnessy Dam. Hetch Hetchy reservoirs captured 10 million 
gallons* inflow. Most of the precipitation is in the form of snow. 
Some Hetch Hetchy portions of the Sierra measured six feet of snow - 
not enough to solve the drought problem. 

Municipal Railway Experience during Recent Rainstorm 

Muni functioned well during the recent rainstorm. Schedules were 
maintained, and there were no accidents. 

Woods Division Dedication 

Mr. James H. Leonard, Director, Bureau of Public Service, is arranging 
for dedication of the John M. Woods Motor Coach Center at 10:00 a.m., 
Thursday, December 15, 1977. Dignitaries invited will include Mayor 
Moscone, members of the PUC, the Board of Supervisors, and SFMRIC. 
Representatives of UMTA, Caltrans, and outside transit agencies will 
be invited, plus the news media and the public. A "working" tour of 
the facilities will follow the dedication ceremony. 

Cable Car' Extension 

This matter has been postponed to December 14, 1977 to allow Port 
Commission staff time to prepare an analysis and report. Mr. Wentz 
met with Acting Port Director Edward L. David and staff on November 12, 
1977, and feels confident the report will be supportive of the PUC 
position. 

Christmas Trolley 

Muni will participate with the Fire Department in an effort to collect 
toys for needy children. Toys, new or workable, will be collected 
November 26 and 27, 1977. Car No. 1 will be used. 

LRV Task Force Program Director 

Interviews with three consultants for the LRV Task Force Program 
Director will be held November 29, 1977. The interview team will con- 
sist of Mr. Wentz, Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Mr. Curtis Green, 
Mr. Rino Bei , Mr. George Newkirk and Mr. Rudy Nothenberg. 

Shoppers' Ferry Shuttle 

A request has been received from the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & 
Transportation District for permission to operate a Shoppers ' Ferry 
Shuttle bus in the downtown area during the 1977 Christmas season. 
The District would run special ferries, and want their buses to meet 
these ferries and proceed to the Union Square area. Mr. Wentz stated 
he has prepared a letter stating that on a permanent basis the Commis- 
sion would be opposed. However, on a one-time basis during the 1977 
Christmas season there would be no objection, with the provisos that 
one bus only be operated and timed to meet each presently scheduled 
arrival and departure of the Larkspur Ferry, and that the shuttle bus 
not be permitted to carry intra-San Francisco passengers. 

Mr. Wentz pointed out that this matter is governed by the Police Code, 
which is under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors. In the 
letter he suggests that the District contact Mr. William Marconi of 
the Department of Public Works for discussion by the Interdepartmental 
Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation. 



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Commissioner Flynn said he would be opposed to the principle of allow- 
ing another transit system to initiate service where we are providing 
service . We could use the fares . 

Commissioner McCrea pointed out that the proposal is to operate the 
buses at no additional fare, the intent being to keep autos out of 
downtown San Francisco. Until Muni can obtain some type of discounted 
transfer it is not providing comparable service. MTC has been peti- 
tioned to provide money for a transfer system with Golden Gate Transit 
Co. 

Commissioner Flynn said no mention had been made of free service, that 
that changed his views. On that basis he said he would be willing to 
go along . 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that this morning she watched the traffic 
congestion at Sutter and Stockton Streets. The 30 -Stockton bus was 
blocked by cars trying to gain access to the garage. 

Commissioner McCrea said an effort should be made to get the Police 
Dept. to enforce transit only lanes in that block. Commissioner Pilcher 
said she receives many complaints from people waiting a long time for 
the 30-Stockton bus, and then having six 30-Express buses coming at 
one time. 

Mr. Rod J. Bartholomew, Deputy General Manager, Operations & Adminis- 
tration, stated he has spoken with Capt. Seghi concerning traffic 
congestion on Stockton Street, and patrols have been "beefed up" to 
insure a smoother flow of Muni equipment. 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS 

In-House Handicapped Programs 

President Henning stated that six months ago a report was prepared on 
some in-house handicapped programs which might be undertaken. He said 
this report which reflects no policy recommendations , might be appro- 
priate to circulate among handicapped groups for their comments to be 
reported back to the Commission in a month or six weeks. 

President Henning instructed the Secretary to forward the report to 
handicapped groups, and to request responses within 60 days. He asked 
that a copy also be sent to the Board of Control. 

Friends of Noe Valley 

Commissioner Pilcher noted that a neighborhood group, Friends of Noe 
Valley, are working with Mr. James H. Leonard to design transit sched- 
ule racks at various locations. She said she is pleased that the pub- 
lic is giving of its time, and that the Department is receptive. She 
said Robert Caldwell and Burgess Webb of Friends of Noe Valley are in 
charge of the project. 



Resolution 77-0510- -Awarding WD Contract No. 1734 - air conditioning 
system modification at 4 25 Mason Street, San Francisco - to Pribuss 
Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $25,309. 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd 
stated water saved would be about 16,000 gallons per day, or enough 
for at least ten families of four people. 



Resolution 77-0511 — Approving write-off of WD uncollectible accounts 
receivable more than 90 days past due, month of August, 1977 in the 
amount of $6,051.34. 






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Commissioner Pilcher asked why the Water Department cannot require a 
deposit, and Mr. Boyd explained that a legal question exists as to 
whether or not interest payments would be required. Secondly, the 
cost of .nanaging a deposit system could be more than the write-off. 
He saic the matter has been reviewed in the past, and it is believed 
that the write-off system is economically superior. He said the 
Department has fewer write-offs than Pacific Telephone Co. or PG&E. 



Resolution 77-0513 — Authorizing rejection of all bid proposals for 
gravel quarry lease on Water Department land. 

Mr. Wentz stated that this matter was before the Commission several 
months ago. At that time it was felt the Department might negotiate 
a lease with an adjoining developer who was offering some land for a 
water holding area. At this time Mr. Boyd feels the Department should 
request bids again which do not involve land payments . 

Mr. Boyd said that an engineering study found that the land to be 
acquired had been stripped of materials used to make the basin water 
tight. The cost to develop the land for water storage would be $667 
an acre foot, against $227 an acre foot if San Antonio Dam were raised. 
Also, the Department does not wish to close options for 20 years. On 
full investigation it was felt that on a straight business-like basis 
more revenue could be obtained. 

Commissioner Byrne asked if bids were non -responsive. Mr. Boyd re- 
plied that the bid from Dumbarton Quarry Associates was non-responsive 
as there was no positive assurance the City would receive $500,000. 
The company could go out of business part way "down the line," as 
opposed to placing $500,000 in the bank or in escrow. Regarding the 
offer of land in kind, it would be too costly to develop it. 

Mr. Arthur Varni, attorney for Dumbarton Quarry Associates, said his 
client would pay 20 cents a ton for material as it is removed, and in 
addition would pay $500,000. They had agreed to put $50,000 into an 
account with the Water Department, which at the end of 20 years would 
yield $500,000. 

President Henning stated this does not guarantee that the quarry oper- 
ation will remain solvent, or that all of the gravel will be removed 
at the end of 20 years. 

Mr. Varni said that after the bid was submitted staff expressed con- 
cern, and was reluctant to take a bond. 

Mr. Boyd explained that ordinarily a bond can only be obtained for a 
year at a time. 

Mr. Varni said after the bond was found to be unacceptable, the idea of 
depositing $129,000 was put forth. His client has no objection to the 
$129,000 arrangement. It is a question of when the $129,000 must be 
put up, or if $5 0,000 is to be put up immediately as an indication of 
good faith. Mr. Varni said his client is asking for direction from the 
Commission . 

Commissioner McCrea stated that one of the problems is that staff has 
changed its position on the type of lease. At the time this offer 
was put forth the Department already had in hand a substantial offer 
of land which staff said was valuable. Now, Mr. Boyd says the land 
is not as valuable as it was thought to be. 

President Henning inquired if there is any precedent for this type of 
lease, and Mr. Boyd replied there are no other leases of record that 
are comparable. Mr. Boyd said the Department proposes to go out to 
bid next time and make it by the yard or by the ton, with the proviso 
that "fines" must be left. 



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Commissioner McCrea apologized to Mr. Varni for the change of ground 
rules, and Mr. Boyd also apologized, stating that Dumbarton Quarry 
Associates would have an equal opportunity to bid again. 

Commissioner Byrne moved, and Commissioner Flynn seconded that all 
bids be rejected and the matter be put out for re-bid on one basis - 
a man is either the high bidder or not - on the basis of cubic yards 
or by the ton, and that "fines" remain. 



Item 16 — Approving contract documents and authorizing bid call for MR 
Contract No. 656 for the purchase of Light Rail Vehicle jacking/lifting 
inserts. Estimated purchase cost — $13,800. 

President Henning asked if these inserts were anticipated in the ori- 
ginal design. 

Commissioner Pilcher questioned obtaining these items and possibly 
others in view of the fact that a decision has not yet been made to 
accept the Boeing Vertol Car. 

Mr. George M. Duarte, Deputy General Manager, Municipal Railway, stated 
the jacking/lifting inserts will be needed, and it will take close to 
six months to obtain them. Responding to a question from President 
Henning, he said there are tools and electronic testing equipment cost- 
ing thousands of dollars, but under a total of $1,000,000, which will 
be needed within the next six months . 

Commissioner McCrea moved that this item be put over for two weeks, 
and that staff come back with the Boeing schedule and a list of things 
necessary to be ordered on a support basis . 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if tools and equipment to be ordered could 
be purchased on a contingency basis - if the car is found to be ac- 
ceptable City pays, otherwise it is Boeing's burden. 

Mr. Duarte said he would approach the two problems separately. 

Commissioner Flynn seconded the motion made by Commissioner McCrea, and 
the Commission voted to put the matter over for two weeks. 



Item 23 — Report on current status of missed runs and equipment condi- 
tion. 

Mr. Duarte, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, reported that 
there has been a major decline during the past three weeks in the num- 
ber of missed runs due to no equipment. On the mornings of November 
18 and November 21 there were no missed runs for diesel equipment. 
The principal problem is with streetcars, 11 of which are down for 
major body work now. Contracts are being sought, and some accident - 
.limaged coaches will be contracted out to private industry for repairs, 
Also, personnel to perform metal work, carpentry, and body and fender 
work are being sought. Mr. Duarte stated that Frank Baggetta, Transit 
Equipment Supervisor, has been doing a very good job. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that if a significant percentage of acci- 
dents are Muni's fault, drivers could be advised to be more cautious. 
Mr. Duarte replied that Mr. Green is working hard on an accident pre- 
vention program, and accidents have been dropping off. He said he 
would obtain a list of percentage of accidents due to driver fault 
for the Commission. ;ie added that the problem with the PCC car is age. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated there seems to be a lot of bunching, and 
problems such as five missed runs in a row because of no operator at 
peak times . 



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Commissioner McCrea inquired as to how Muni compensates for equipment 
not getting on the street, and noted that missed runs were down, and 
then went up to 40. 

Mr. Duarte stated that during relocation of shops from 24th Street to 
Woods Yard it was necessary to dismantle the motor room. Some work 
was sent to a contractor to maintain OSHA standards, as this problem 
was anticipated. However, brake drums became in short supply nation- 
wide. Muni was able to borrow some drums from other transit organi- 
zations . 

Commissioner McCrea said that consistency of service is very important, 
and he hopes the number of missed runs will remain down. 

Mr. Cornell Gatewood of TWU Local 250 -A, spoke on behalf of the 
drivers. He said the streetcars are in bad mechanical condition, which 
contributes to accidents. Accident rates can be cut down quite a bit, 
if the streetcars are operating properly. 

Commissioner McCrea asked about the system for allocating missed runs 
when there is no equipment, and about the on -going system of notifying 
management of missed runs . 

Mr. Bartholomew explained the run priority system under which runs 
can be withheld from low demand lines and devoted to lines of greater 
need. 

Commissioners Pilcher and McCrea described examples of bunching on 
certain lines, and Mr. Bartholomew said these situations were due to 
lack of attention - that these matters are being closely monitored now. 
He said a missed run report is received about 9; 00 a.m. daily. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn, Mr. Bartholomew said 
all superintendents have been instructed to ride the system, to make 
operating reports and recommendations , and to ascertain equipment 
availability for the afternoon. Dispatchers never allow a triple 
headway . 

Commissioner McCrea said the Commission is deeply concerned about pro- 
viding consistent transportation to the public, and there must be a 
measurement of performance by which Muni management can be judged. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked what is done when 20 streetcars are sitting 
on the street with the power shut down. Mr. Duarte said normally bus 
service would be substituted, which would take about 15 or 2 minutes 
to initiate. 



Item 24 — Consideration of use of an arbitration clause in City con- 
tracts to facilitate settlement of disputes . 

President Henning suggested that the Secretary to the Commission for- 
ward questionnaires to contractors and the Associated General Con- 
tractors Association regarding the use of an arbitration clause, with 
responses to be received within 60 days. 

Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne quoted the City Attorney's Office as 
stating that the Commission would have to make the final decision. He 
said he would like to look into non-binding arbitration to be either 
disapproved or approved by the Commission. 

President Henning said this could be considered when the questionnaires 
are returned, and instructed that the item be put over. 

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Item 25 — Presentation of a brief verbal report on the status of various 
Water Department leases . 

Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, 
reported that during the past fiscal year 51 agricultural leases earned 
the Department about $50,000, 34 non-agricultural leases earned about 
$450,000, and 261 land use permits earned $337,000. The grazing 
leases are in a moratorium situation due to lack of rain, and are not 
producing revenue at present. 

The Sunol Valley Golf & Recreation Co. lease is in all respects but 
one in good condition. There is a difference of opinion over addi- 
tional costs for maintenance of the sewage treatment plant. The 
State Regional Water Control Board has strict requirements. An appeal 
has been made to the Board, which may relent. If not, lessee will 
have to make up costs in arrear. 

Crystal Springs Golf Course lease is in good order, and all covenants 
are being maintained. 

Department is having some difficulty in renagotiating a lease with 
Cal fornia Boo Company. The rental has been increased to $1,250 per 
month, and the Department hopes within 60 days to have a new lease. 

Regarding the lease with Welch and Smith, there is difficulty in 
collection from time to time, but in the past year the Department has 
received all money owed. 

Loretta Winery is having difficulty in paying, the reason being that 
the wine grapes were not sold at the time the semi-annual payment was 
due. Staff is considering renegotiating the payment due dates. 

The walnut orchard lease at Sunol is causing some concern. Several 
years ago the walnut orchard was leased to C. 0. Bankhead & Son, with 
52 percent of gross revenue to the Water Department. In 1970-71 the 
lease was terminated with Bankhead, and was negotiated with Louio 
Mangini, President, Mt. Diablo Orchards. Lessee was to pay Water 
Department 10 percent of revenue for four years, and then 20 percent. 

Walnuts are sold through Diamond Walnut Growers Ass'n., and Department 
receives payments from the Association. Last winter the Department 
engaged the services of an expert in walnut orchards , who has reported 
some deficiencies in operation. Full answers have been requested from 
lessee as to what improvements he intends to make. The answers were 
due in late October, but an extension of time was allowed because 
walnuts were being harvested at that time. A full report will be 
given to the Commission, and if an agreement cannot be reached, 
Department will request that the lease be terminated. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 4; 05 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

5:05 p.m. 

November 28, 1977 






SPECIAL MEETING 

COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Wei ton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Rrrcainc A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 
Claire C. Pilcher 
Commissioner H. Welton Flynn arrived at 5s 10 p.m. 

Absent: Commissioner Joseph P. Byrne 



Item 8 — Review of the background and current status of the San 
Francisco Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation. 

Mr. William Reedy, President, reviewed the history of the San Francisco 
Municipal Railway Improvement Corporation as follows: 

No member of the Commission today was a member at the outset of SFMRIC. 
Mr. James H. Leonard, Director of Public Service, is the only present 
staff member who was with the Commission at that time. Of the 
directors, only Mr. James J. Ludwig is still with the Corporation. 
The Corporation has a bond counsel . A representative of the City 
Attorney's Office, the Corporation attorney, and a representative of 
the Commission are present at each meeting. At the time the Corpora- 
tion was formed, Muni was in "drastic straits." The City had aa 
improvement program, but no financial resources for Muni . Formation 
of the SFMRIC was the means to accomplish modernization of the Muni. 
Mr. Reedy introduced Mr. John J. Desmond, CPA; Dr. John M. Christensen, 
Jr., coordinator for the corporation; Mr. C. Richard Walker, bond 
counsel; and Mr. Jack K. Dooling, attorney for the corporation. 

Mr. Dooling presented a background of the Corporation, stating that 
the formation of the SFMRIC came about after the failure of general 
obligation bond issues. Although the bond proposals had more than 50 
percent of the votes, a two-thirds vote could not be obtained. There- 
after, because of the state of the equipment, it was the concensus of 
the Commission, the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor that something 
should be done to develop the Municipal Railway. Mr. James K. Carr, 
then General Manager of the Public Utilities, was instructed to make 
preparations for formation of a non-profit corporation. 

Mr. Dooling said the Corporation was incorporated July 2, 1968, as a 
non-profit corporation. Its letter of intent explains that it was 
organized by the citizens of San Francisco, acting through the Public 
Utilities Commission, to assist in acquiring and leasing personal and 
real properties for the City. The Corporation was also approved by 
resolutions of the Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Super- 
visors . 

The articles of incorporation are similar to all California corpora- 
tions? and the by-laws are the same, with one important exception. 
The property, assets and net revenues are irrevocably dedicated to the 
City and to charitable purposes. Upon payment of all debts the Cor- 
poration shall be dissolved. All assets remaining shall be distri- 
buted to the City . 

The first meeting of the Board of Directors was held July 2, 1968. 
Thereafter, in accordance with the by-laws, as a director resigned he 
was replaced by another director. When Mr. H. Welton Flynn became 
a member of the Commission, his place was taken by his partner, 
Mr. Joseph C. Ozan. 

The Board of Directors adopted by-laws, and thereafter, interviews 
were held for professional service contracts. The Board called for an 
underwriter, bond counsel, general counsel and an auditor. The Cor- 
poration retained the services of Salomon Bros., who could bid on bond 
issues under a negotiated bid basis at that time. Later, however, 
State law was changed, and Salomon Bros, had to choose to either be 
consultants or underwriters. The firm chose to become financial con- 
sultants . 



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Salomon Bros, works to assure the best rating possible, and the lowest 
net cost on bonds . The servi ces of Hood & Strong were retained as 
auditors for SFMRIC. At this time the Corporation also retained the 
services of Mr. Dooling, legal counsel, and Mr. John Desmond, CPA. 
? At the present time Mr. Dooling* s contract is a continuing one. He 
started at $40 per hour and presently is paid $70 per hour. 

The Corporation then retained the services of Orrick, Herrington, 
Rowley & Sutcliffe, bond counsel, represented by Mr. Walker. The 
services of Messrs. Dooling and Walker include preparation of various 
documents relative to the issuance of sale of bonds; agreements with 
the City; applications to the Internal Revenue service; various resolu- 
tions of the Board of Directors, Public Utilities Commission, Board of 
Supervisors; sale of bonds, etc. 

After the Corporation was established, sales and bond issues were 
held in two categories - equipment bonds and construction bonds . 

Equipment bonds, series A, with an interest rate of 5 percent and 5T1 
percent, were sold in 1969, amount $9 million, for 200 motor coaches. 
Equipment bonds, series B, with an interest rate of 6.1 percent and 
6.4 percent, were sold in 1969, amount $8 million, for 200 motor coaches 
20 radios, and a base station. These two series, A and B, totall 
$17 million, were funded entirely by the Corporation, as there were 
no Federal grants at that time . 

In June, 1973, sales of series C equipment bonds, with an interest rate 
of 4.76 percent, for $4 million, for 80 light rail vehicles, were held. 
Total amount funded through all equipment bond sales was $21 million. 
Indenture authorized was $51.5 million. 

Construction bonds, series A, with an interest rate of 4.76 percent, 
were sold in June, 1973, for $6.8 million, for rails, subway signal 
system, and engineering and inspection. 

Construction bonds, series B, with an interest rate of 5.02 percent, 
were sold in January, 1974, for $3 million, to fund Woods Motor Coach 
Center, Phase I. 

Construction bonds, series C, with an interest rate of 7.16 percent, 
were sold in April, 197 5, for $26.4 million to fund Woods Center, 
Phase II, and Muni Metro Center. Total amount funded was $36.2 million. 
Indenture authorized was $44.0 million. Total bond issues were $57.2 
million, with a weighted average interest of 6.5 percent. 

The following contracts have been completed: rails - $2 million; 
Woods Coach Center Phase I - $2.8 million; track for Muni Metro Center 
- $2.3 million; purchase of 4C0 motor coaches, radios, radio base 
station, and one extra coach. 

Contracts still in existence are as follows: LRVs - about $26 million 
(TEP) ; signal system - $3.5 million; purchase of trolley coaches - 
$25 million (TIP); Muni Metro Rail Center - $13 million; Woods Motor 
Coach Center Phase II - $9 million. 

The first bond issue for $17 million to buy motor coaches, radios, base 
radio station was funded purely by bond issue. This was during the 
transition period between the Johnson and Nixon administrations. Ar- 
rangements were made for some staff members to go to Washington, D.C., 
where they met with Mr. Hurd and other representatives of UMTA. At 
that time they were informed there was no Federal funding available, 
and no guarantee there would be any . Staff members were given a letter 
of non-prejudice which would establish San Francesco's eligibility 
from that date. City would be entitled to subsequent grants for any 
monies spent from that date forward. As a result, as time passed and 
the Federal government funded for transportation, City received 50 
percent after expending $17 million. That money was a return of monies 
spent, and began to earn interest from the time it was received. There- 
after, as Municipal Railway programs progressed the City received 
Federal grants of two-thirds. San Francisco is now receiving 80 per- 
cent assistance. UMTA repays City in 4 to 60 days. There is no way 

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in which the Corporation is earning from any Federal grant money. 
Lease payments are derived from State TDA funds administered through 
the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which also allocates 
funds to AC Transit, Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District, BART, and 
Municipal Railway. The City receives sufficient funds to pay lease 
hold payments to the Corporation. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated it was her understanding that if the bonds 
were in default the City would be liable. 

Mr. Dooling stated that regarding LRVs , although City has not had 
delivery, payments have had to be made to bond holders. The Corpora- 
tion has an equipment fund and a construction fund. There is $11 
million in the equipment fund; and if it were necessary to pay off 
the bonds on the LRVs, $4.5 million would be sufficient. If the 
Commission never accepted the cars there would be adequate funds 
through final payment in 1988. Further, interest on the $11 million 
which is primarily committed to the LRVs would be sufficient to meet 
annual payments . 

Commissioner McCrea said there is no guarantee City is going to re- 
ceive TDA funds from the State. 

Dr. Christensen said the TDA funds are used by the City to make annual 
payments through the budget process for each lease. In this case, $11 
million is the balance in the equipment fund, and the primary claimant 
against the fund is Boeing Vertol for LRV payments. 

Commissioner McCrea said the question is what happens if the Corpora- 
tion is unable to meet its commitment to the bond holders . It has now 
sold $57 million worth of bonds, and has an obligation to pay off. 

Mr. Walker replied that the bonds are not bonds of the City, but are 
bonds of the Corporation. They are not backed up by the City. If 
the Corporation goes into default that is the fault of the Corporation. 
If the City makes its lease payments there is no further recourse 
against the City. If the City does not pay the rent, the bond holders 
could take over the buses, or if bonds relate to real property they 
could take over lease hold interest. 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired as to the means by which a non-profit 
corporation was formed which allows the people to be "on the hook." 

Mr. Wentz stated that the California Constitution recognizes non-profit 
financing, and State courts have ruled on its legality. 

Commissioner McCrea stated that the Corporation has entered into con- 
tracts, and has the authority and legal right to sell bonds. 

Mr. Wentz added this is only with the approval of the Commission. 

Commissioner McCrea stated it is the obligation of the City to make 
lease payments. If the City were to find equipment deficient, what 
would happen is not clear. 

Mr. Walker used the buses as an example. He said the City didn't have 
to pay rent until buses were received and accepted. Then the City 
paid rent to the Corporation, and the Corporation paid off the bonds. 
If the supplier of the buses never supplied buses meeting specifica- 
tions the City would not accept them, and would not be liable for pay- 
ment. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked how the bond holders would be paid, and if 
they were not paid, would they seek redress from the City. Mr. Walker 
replied that they would not seek redress from the City. 

Commissioner McCrea asked who has the authority and right to determine 
if buses meet specifications, and Mr. Dooling replied, "the City 
through the Commission." 



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Commissioner McCrea asked who makes the decision on behalf of the 
Corporation or City as to whether the contracts entered into have been 
successfully completed, and City can make lease payments for that 
equipment. 

Mr. Reedy replied that the Commission will from time to time inform 
the Corporation of tire number and type of equipment to be purchased . 
Specifications for equipment will be prepared by Public Utilities 
staff, and will be processed through the regular City process. He 
stated the Corporation does not set policy . 

Commissioner McCrea alluded to a recent settlement with regard to the 
Flyers, in which the City told the Corporation to purchase 345 electric 
coaches . There were deficiencies of the coaches . He asked by whom 
the decision to eventually accept the coaches was made. 

Mr. Reedy stated the decision was made by the Municipal Railway. 

Mr. Dooling advised that the contractor or manufacturer requests pro- 
gress payments for a job, and sends request for payment to the PUC 
General Office, Assistant General Manager for Finance. He sends it to 
the engineer in charge of the project. The engineer inspects the 
equipment or work and forwards back to the General Office which certi- 
fies that this request is a proper charge that comes within the con- 
tract, and that the progress payment should be made. Contracts and 
figures are rechecked. After that it is transmitted to the Corporation 
for proper signature, and Mr. Dooling checks the figures. It is then 
sent to the trustee who issues a check . 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Dooling stated 
that each bid that goes out is approved by the Commission, and that 
once the contract is awarded further authority rests with the Commis- 
sion and staff. He said that everything done by the Corporation is 
approved by the Commission - everything purchased, every contract, 
every bond sale, interest rates. 

Commissioner McCrea said he was concerned about the administration of 
the contracts. He said staff has advised that this is something be- 
tween the Corporation and the supplier and does not have to be referred 
to the Commission. He asked if there is anything in the by-laws that 
would prevent the Commission from interjecting itself into the process. 
Mr. Dooling replied in the negative. 

Commissioner McCrea asked if it is true that the Commission has no role 
to play in the final acceptance of the Flyer settlement. 

Mr. Dooling replied that the City through the Commission has the right 
to say whether the settlement is acceptable. 

Commissioner Pilcher said she would like +-0 see and agreement for LRVs 
or for the Flyer contract. 

Mr. Dooling stated there is no lease back on trolley coaches, so it 
would have to be an agreement on the LRVs . 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. Dooling said the 
Corporation meetings are open to the public. He said the Corporation 
meets three or four times a year, and meetings are called if something 
special comes up. Every change order is forwarded to each Director. 

President Henning asked if there are minutes of the meetings. Mr. 
Dooling replied that minutes are taken, and there is an annual report. 
Audits are performed by Hood and Strong, the Federal government and 
UMTA. There is no public notice of meetings, but if the Commission 
desires public notices this can be done. 



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Commissioner McCrea said ther is a great deal of concern that this is 
a quasi -independent agency operating with very little public or 
Commission input. 

Mr. Reedy stated that if the Corporation has a public meeting, that 
means it is setting policy, and the Corporation does not have the 
authority to set policy. The Corporation cannot reject equipment ex- 
cept for financial reasons . 

President Henning opened the meeting to questions from the floor. 

Mr. John Elberling of CAPtrans asked if the City is paying a premium 
on local share of funding. Mr. Dooling answered in the affirmative, 
but stated City would still be paying interest on general obligation 
bonds. Mr. Elberling claimed that in 196 9 there was a good reason for 
SFMRIC, as there was no Federal program. He asked if City can pay off 
bonds due with interest accrued if LRVs are not accepted. Mr. Dooling 
replied that the Corporation can pay, and has made progress payments 
to Boeing Vertol in the amount of $4.5 million. He said that whenever 
City spends $1 million it receives 80 percent back - $11 million earns 
$500,000 a year, and payments are $400,000 a year. Interest earned 
would pay debt service on LRVs to bond holders up to 1988. 

Responding to a question from Commission McCrea, Mr. Reedy said that 
at each meeting of the SFMRIC the General Manager of Public Utilities 
and the Assistant General Manager for Finance, as well as a representa- 
tive of the City Attorney's Office, are present. 

Mr. Wentz stated he sensed that Commission would like staff to develop 
a procedure whereby the change orders and final acceptances of equip- 
ment would be run past the Commission. 

President Henning instructed that at the Commission meeting of 
December 13, 1977, a procedure be presented on furnishing items to the 
Commission prior to presentation to the SFMRIC. 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAPtrans, asked how many people hold 
bonds. Mr. Walker replied this is not known, as the bonds are coupon 
bonds . 

Mr. Reedy pointed out that the Directors serve without fee, and it is 
through the Commission that bonds are sold. The Corporation will re- 
main in business until the bonds are paid off. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that staff prepare a comparison between 
SFMRIC bond issues and pay-as-you-go, questioned whether the Corpora- 
tion could be dissolved and in the future we could use a "pay-as-you- 
go" system. He said he would also like to be informed of the problems 
of transition to the latter method. 

Dr. Christensen said it is his judgment that SFMRIC will not sell more 
bonds because the City is in an advantageous position with regard to 
capital funds. Bridge toll and Proposition 5 funds will be received 
shortly. These funds will probably aggregate more than the local share 
of funds annually required. He also referred to the need for a re- 
funding program, the cost involved, and the indenture requirements of 
the bonds that have been issued with respect to dissolution of the 
Corporation. 

THEREUPON r E MEETING WAS ADJOURNED: 6:15 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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MINUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:35 p.m. 

December 13, 1977 



JAN 6 1978 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
.S.F, PUBLIC. LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P. Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hetchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. VJentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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Present: Commissioners Peter McCrea, H. Welton Flynn, 
Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

Absent: Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. 

Vice President McCrea presided in the absence of Commissioner Henning 

The minutes of the meeting of November 28, 1977 were approved. The 
minutes of November 22, 1977 were approved as amended to reflect that 
on page 77-244 Commissioner Pilcher stated she watched the traffic 
congestion at Sutter and Stockton Streets. The 30-Stockton bus was 
blocked by cars trying to gain access to the garage. She did not say 
she was unable to gain access to the Sutter-Stockton garage . 



RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-052 M Approving amendment to UMTA grant accepting funds estab- 
lishing LRV Product Improvement Program 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0521 H Approving bid call for HH Contract No. 578 

Vote: Ayes -McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0522 H Approving proposal for new street lighting on Burke Ave 

Vote: Ayes -McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Byrne, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0523 H Approving modification No. 1 providing funds for addi- 
tional work under HH 548 - debit amount of $1,078.51 

Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0524 H Approving modification No. 1 providing funds for addi- 
tional work under HH 5 54 - debit amount of $223 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0525 H Approving completion of HH Contract No. 560 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0526 H Approving completion of HH Contract No. 561 

Vote; Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

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On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted; 

77-0527 H Approving agreement with Environmental Science Associates, 
Inc., of Foster City to prepare EIR on proposed Lake 
Lloyd Weather Modification Program - not to exceed 
$35,000 

Vote: Ayes-i'icCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0528 W Approving bid call for WD Contract No. 1743 

Vote: Ayes-iicCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0529 W Approving modification No. 1 covering additional repairs 
to Dumbarton Bridge superstructure under WD Contract No. 
1722 - $63,150 

Vote: Ayes-i'icCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0530 W Approving completion of WD Contract No. 1721 and approval 
of agreement making final payment wiiUaotrtr-prejudice to 
rights of either party in dispute of claim for extra 
compensation 

Vote: Ayes- :cCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0531 W Approving execution of parking and landscaping lease with 
American Savings & Loan Assn. for 4 year term with 
monthly rent of $10 for first year and $510 monthly 
thereafter. 

Vote: Ayes-'IcCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0532 W Approving collection of claims - $1,496.73 

Vote: Ayes- C-teCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0533 W Approving award of MR Contract No. 655 to O. C. Jones & 
Sons of Berkeley for construction of vibration isolators 
- $53,400 

Vote: Ayes- cCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0534 M Approving award of MR Contract No. 643 to Railco of 
California Railco Inc. of Portland, Oregon for track 
reconstruction - $990,0 00 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0535 M Approving Purchaser solicit bids under MR Contract No. 617 
to purchase additional equipment - $33,150 

Vote: Ayes-McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0536 M Approving agreement with CalTrans for participating in 
wheelchair passive lift demonstration project 

Vote; Ayes- v lcCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0537 M Authorizing City Attorney to negotiate final payment in 
approximate amount of $7,500 to Hunt and Company, Archi- 
tects for additional costs incurred under its professional 
services agreement 

Vote: Ayes-; icCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0538 M Approving execution of professional services agreement 
with Esherick, Homsey, Dodge & Davis of S.F. for work 
related to reconstruction of Forest Hill Station 

Vote: Ayes- IcCrea, Flynn, 3yrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0519 M Approving warrants in settlement of claims - $69,450 

Vote: Ayes-'lcCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilc'ier 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0520 M Approving solicitation of proposals to design and imple- 
ment accounting module 

Vote: Ayes-'icCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



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REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER - Mr. John B. Went 2 

Mr. Went2 stated that Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy 
Water & Supply, has suggested it is timely to arrange a Commission 
tour of certain transit power improvement facilities during the latter 
part of January or early February. 

Commissioner McCrea requested that each Commissioner be contracted 
separately. 

Water Conservation Report 

Mr. Went2 said the November report reflects approximately the same 
picture. He pointed out it is easier to save large quantities during 
the summer as during the summer a higher usage is allowed for irriga- 
tion. Water bills issued next week will include solicitation of per 
capita information in case a more rigid type of rationing becomes 
necessary. 

Commissioner McCrea stated the summary indicates that four resale cus- 
tumers have not achieved a 25 percent reduction in water usage. Mr. 
Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, San Francisco Water Department, re- 
plied that San Jose has tried to take care of a tremendous growth 
problem without requesting changes in the resale contract . They have 
been informed in writing that this cannot continue - legal action will 
be taken if necessary. If Milpitas doesn't comply, it may also be 
necessary to take legal steps. Hayward used 1.3 percent more water 
because of lack of diligence, but has promised to use less water. 
Alameda County Water District recently went to voluntary rationing. The 
District has two other sources of water - State water and underground 
water. If the situation is not improved in 15 days, a valve restrictor 
may be installed. Mr. Boyd agreed to update the Commission on resale 
customers' use and action pending at the Commission meeting of December 
13, 1977. 

Commissioner Pilcher noted that the City Hall well was apparently 
finished November 9, 1977 but there has been no decrease in usage. Mr. 
Boyd explained that the computer's cooling system uses 15 0,0 00 gallons 
per day. The current well yields 44,000 GPD. A larger and deeper 
well will be needed, as well as a larger pump. This is under Stage II 
and bid advertising is scheduled for January. Control of water use in 
City Hall rests with the Department of Public Works. Commissioner 
McCrea instructed staff to direct another letter to Mr. S. M. Tatarian, 
Director of Public Works. 

Following a discussion among staff and Commissioners regarding enclo- 
sures in water bills, Commissioner McCrea asked that a discussion of 
the water bill insert program be placed on the agenda for the next 
Commission meeting. Commissioner Pilcher said a list should identify 
enclosures for the past two years, as well as those pending and pro- 
posed. 

Community Outreach Activity 

For several weeks employees at Presidio Division have been volunteering 
one hour per week at Benjamin Franklin Jr. High School. Mr. George L. 
Newkirk, Contract Compliance Officer, and Mr. Eugene Womack, Director, 
Personnel & Training, worked out the details. This activity has re- 
sulted in fewer problems with students . 

Cable Car Division Christmas Party 

Mr. Went2 extended an invitation to the Commission to an annual Christ- 
mas party hosted by the Cable Car Division for senior citi2ens of San 
Francisco December 16, 1977 at noon at the Chinese Community Center. 

Municipal Railway Santa Claus Operation 

Commencing December 21, 1977 ten Muni operators will go into service 
wearing Santa Claus costumes, and pass out candy to children. 



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Bell Ringing Champion 

Bell ringing champion Carl Payne will ride on San Francisco's float in 
the Tournament of Roses Parade, which will feature a cable car motif. 
His wife and daughter will also ride on the float. 

Woods Motor Coach Center Dedication 

Mr. Wentz urged the Commission to attend the dedication of the John M. 
Woods Motor Coach Center on December 15, 1977 at 10:00 a.m. 

Title II Program 

The total City program is still at the Board of Supervisors, and has 
been put over another week . 

Commissioner Pilcher inquired about cuts in Title II programs. Mr. 
Wentz explained that out of a $1.2 million program, only $105,000 was 
cut. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner McCrea, Mr. Wentz stated 
Mr. Rino Bei will continue to administer Title II programs. 

Commission Meeting Schedules 

Mr. Wentz proposed, and Commission concurred, that briefing sessions 
on the budget, open to the public, will be held at 2:00 p.m., December 
29, 1977, for the Muni budget; and at 2:00 p.m. December 30, 1977, for 
other Department budgets . Place of these briefings will be announced 
at a later date. There will be no testimony from the public at the 
budget briefings. A public hearing on the budget will be held January 
10, 1978. The regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. 
December 27, 1977. 



Commissioner McCrea said the most recent Revenue Equipment Report is 
the best report in months, showing no missed runs of motor coaches or 
trolley coaches. He inquired if there is an indication of a driver 
shortage at Geneva Division, as there is an average of 10 missed runs 
on streetcars for lack of operators. 

Mr. Curtis E. Green, Manager, Municipal Railway, stated that because 
of the rerailing program on the L and M streetcar lines, there is less 
need for streetcars, which are being supplemented by buses. He said 
16 persons are in training at present, but there will be less need for 
streetcar operators for several months . A contract is about to be let 
to a private contractor to assist in repair of down streetcars. He 
said the situation is being watched closely. Commissioner McCrea said 
an operator should be placed in every operable streetcar. 

Commissioner McCrea said he was distressed on the evening of December 
12, 1977, at the effect of buses going to the ball park from the down- 
town area. It will be necessary to think about whether this is some- 
thing that is being done for the benefit of the owners of the 49ers 
when at the same time regular patrons are being deprived of transporta- 
tion home from work. 

Mr. Green stated 90 extra pieces of equipment were placed in service to 
bring 60,000 people to the ball park. 



Resolution No. 77-0520 — PUBLIC HEARING - Approving amendment to existing 
grant application with Urban Mass Transportation Administration to ac- 
cept additional grant funds to establish a LRV Product Improvement Pro- 
gram. 



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Mr. Green stated that Muni is requesting approval of a product improve- 
ments, spare parts, testing and maintenance equipment proposal. This 
is an amendment to the Systems Improvement Program. Muni is involved 
with MBTA in Boston and through UMTA is purchasing 100 LRVs . 

Since the first cars were delivered to Boston in 1976 they have not 
functioned as anticipated, and the maintenance cost has been above ex- 
pectations. It is believed that UMTA will fund 80 percent of a total 
of $5,610,911. There will be a parallel request from MBTA in Boston 
to UMTA for $8 million. The program is essential for LRVs to come to 
San Francisco and run efficiently. 

Commissioner McCrea stated his only reservation, ia that Muni is making 
a large commitment to LRVs before Boston and San Francisco tests are 
completed. If San Francisco agrees it wants these cars, the program 
is needed - otherwise it is not needed. 

Mr. Wentz stated that when the cost of this proposal is compared to the 
total cost to which the City is already committed it places the matter 
in proper perspective. 

Mr. Green added these are items above and beyond the contractual agree- 
ment. 

Dr. John M. Christensen, Jr., Assistant General Manager, Finance, added 
that this also represents an opportunity to obtain additional spares 
not normally funded by UMTA at a reduced cost to the City. The LRV 
Modification Program in Boston under which tests on modified cars must 
show 3W-6 availability during y0% of peak hours is divided into three 
phases of performance qualification. Phase I has been accepted by 
MBTA and during Phase II progress has been in excess of anticipated 
performance . 

Commissioner McCrea opened the hearing to the public. 

Mr. Maurice H. Klebolt, President, CAPtrans, read a letter from CAPtrans 
to the Board of Supervisors, the Commission, and the Mayor's Office, 
a copy of which is attached to these minutes . He asked who told the 
contractor what to do, and who is asking for changes. 

Mr. Wentz said the engineers of the two properties are the people to 
answer MR. Klebolt' s questions. The engineers who are working with 
the development of this equipment have conceived of the need. He said 
there is still some question as to whether some of these items might be 
the responsibility of Boeing, but that question will have to be decided 
at a later date. 

Mr. Wentz stated the car was jointly designed by MBTA, Municipal Rail- 
way, Philadelphia Transportation Agency and UMTA. Final specifications 
were issued by UMTA to be applicable for a standard light rail car for 
the U. S. Specifications were jointly agreed to under the aegis of 
UMTA. New ideas have been brought forth as a result of the Boston 
experience. 

Mr. Fred Perry of CAPtrans said UMTA should bear the cost of modifica- 
tions, and funds should not be credited against San Francisco. 

Commissioner McCrea said he tended to agree as a taxpayer. However, 
the sequence of events was that UMTA wrote specifications for a car. 
UMTA offered to fund a standard LRV. San Francisco accepted the speci- 
fications and agreed to order 100 LRVs from Boeing Vertol . 

Commissioner Pilcher stated the City is now requesting UMTA to pay 80 
percent of the funding. 

Mr. Klebolt mentioned that the first step is higher than the second 
step. Commissioner Pilcher explained that San Francisco is not asking 



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for items within the scope of the contract at this time. Commissioner 
Flynn added that the car is now being tested. If the step is wrong 
after the car has been tested, the complaint will be made at that time. 



Item 19 — Requesting reduction in insurance requirements of $1,000,000 
combined single limit, bodily injury and property damage, for certain 
revenue producing land use permits and leases; and continuation of 
exemption of certain classes of land use permits from such insurance 
requirements (deferred from November 8, 1977) . 

Mr. Boyd stated it is now recommended that lower limits would be 
allowed only after hearing and approval by the Commission. Information 
from other public agencies indicates that lower limits of insurance 
prevail. 

Commissioner Pilcher noted there is no other municipality which has a 
$1 million across the board minimum. 

Commissioner Flynn stated he would hold to $1 million coverage in 
spite of the fact that the City Attorney states there have been no suits 
He believes the City is vulnerable, and the City Attorney can't tell 
what will happen in the future. He said the list of permits revoked 
or denied because of inability to furnish $1 million coverage involves 
a minimal amount of money, and that one law suit would cost more than 
the rents received from the lease . 

On motion of Commissioner Byrne, seconded by Commissioner Pilcher, the 
Commission moved to put this item over to the Commission meeting of 
December 27, 1977. 



Item 2 6 — Approving rerouting of Line 2 -Clement eastbound so that it 
becomes regular route to Sutter and Laguna, thence via Sutter and 
Gough to Post and resume regular route; and abnadonment inbound from 
Sutter and Laguna Street, via Laguna and Post to Gough Street. 

Mr. Green demonstrated the proposed new routing by means of a chart. 
He said Muni has been approached by members of the elderly and handi- 
capped community regarding service to a number of senior citizen apart- 
ments westerly of Sutter Street. These people must now walk to Post 
Street from as far away as California Street. He said the Muni Planning 
Department has met with the handicapped group to alleviate some part of 
the problem. The No. 2 -Clement bus is a limited, and there will be an 
additional stop at Octavia Street. 

Commissioner Pilcher stated that Gough Street during rush hours is 
impossible. 

Commissioner McCrea stated limited service was established to provide 
quick transportation to patrons who travel long distances. He said he 
is concerned that Muni is going to begin to compromise limited bus 
service . 

Mr. Green said there are a large number of people who have pressed hard 
for some relief. 

Commissioner McCrea pointed out that Phase I of the POM Study is to route 
electric lines in this area. Mr. Green replied that the petition is 
for something to be done now. 

Commissioner Flynn noted that buses will come from the right lane on 
Gough Street to make a left turn on Post Street. 



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Commissioner McCrea stated he is concerned with taking limited service 
buses and adding four or five minutes to their trip for the benefit of 
a small group of patrons. Mr. Green said there would be about 300 
people involved. 

Commissioner Pilcher asked if there were any people in the audience 
requesting the rerouting. One person responded. 

Mr. Samuel W. Walker, Secretary-Treasurer, TWU Local 2 50 -A, said the 
TWU would normally oppose the dangerous turn on Gough Street. Mr. 
Green said he spoke to Mr. Lawrence B. Martin, President of the Union, 
and he had agreed the rerouting would be considered. 

Commissioner McCrea noted these patrons would not be traveling during 
rush hours, and that perhaps one or two local service buses could be 
placed in service during off peak hours, thereby not making the rerout- 
ing a day long operation. He said he would not vote for the proposed 
rerouting the way it stands. At Commissioner McCrea' s request the item 
was put over for further study. 



Resolution No. 77-0538 — Authorizing- execution of a professional services 
agreement with Esherick, Homsey, Dodge & Davis for performance of de- 
sign work relative to the reconstruction of Forest Hill Station (Phase 
I) . Payment for services not to exceed $598,000 (TIP) . 

Mr. Green stated a team was set up to interview firms invited to make 
presentations. This team consisted of six members, including a 
Department of Public Works representative. Presentations were made 
and a scoring was obtained. Three very good firms responded, which were 
very close in ratings by the team. Mr. Green said Muni management feels 
that the firm recommended is the best choice. 

Responding to a question from Commissioner Flynn regarding affirmative 
action, Mr. George L. Newkirk, Contract Compliance Officer, stated 
that all three firms have minority participation and all have at least 
a minimal affirmative action plan. The firm selected has 30 percent 
minority participation. 

Commissioner Flynn inquired about past performance, and Mr. Newkirk 
replied that on an average on the past three jobs, the firm selected 
has had 20 to 30 percent minority participation, including females. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED; 4;30 p.m. 



Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary 



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^MI_NUTES 
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
George R. Moscone, Mayor 



Room 282, City Hall 

2:26 p.m. 

December 27, 1977 



JAN 2 1978 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
S.F, PUBLIC LIBRARY 



COMMISSIONERS 
John F. Henning, Jr., President 
Peter McCrea, Vice President 
H. Welton Flynn 
Joseph P . Byrne 
Claire C. Pilcher 



DEPARTMENTS 
Municipal Railway 
Hetch Hatchy Project 
Water Department 



BUREAUS 

Accounts 

Public Service 

Personnel & Training 

Safety 

Computer Center 



John B. Wentz 
GENERAL MANAGER OF PUBLIC UTILITIES 

Romaine A. Smith 
SECRETARY 



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SPECIAL MEETING - 1:30 p.m . 

Present: Commissioners Peter McCrea, H. Welton Flynn, 
Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

Absent; Commissioner John F. Henning, Jr. - arrived at 1:47 p.m, 

Vice President McCrea presided in the absence of President Henning. 

****** 

Vice President McCrea explained that the Special Meeting was for the 
purpose of hearing a presentation by Mayor George R. Moscone. A 
copy of Mayer Moscone' s remarks is attached and made a part of these 
minutes . 

Mayor Moscone departed from a prepared text several times , particu- 
larly with reference to his observation that we should expect a high 
level of courtesy from operators. He emphasized that "98 to 99 per- 
cent" of the operators serve the public with courtesy and considera- 
tion, adding that it is unfortunate that only "one or two percent" 
can adversely effect the good work of the vast majority of operators. 

At the conclusion of his remarks the Mayor thanked the Commission, 
wishing everyone a happy, healthy and responsive New Year. 

Commissioner H. Welton Flynn complimented Mayor Moscone for his 
"candid remarks" and assured him that everything possible would be 
done to accomplish the suggested Municipal Railway programs and im- 
provements . 

Members of the Commission and Mr. John B. Wentz, General Manager, 
Public Utilities, thanked the Mayor. 

President Henning declared a recess, and announced that the regularly 
scheduled meeting would convene at 2:15 p.m. 



Call t Order: 2:26 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners John F. Henning, Jr., Peter McCrea, 

H. Welton Flynn, Joseph P. Byrne, Claire C. Pilcher 

The minutes of the meeting of December 13, 1977 were approved as 
amended to reflect that on page 77-261 the LRV Modification Program 
in Boston under which tests on modified cars must show 80% availa- 
bility during 90% of peak hours is divided into three phases of per- 
formance qualification. 

****** 

RESOLUTION 

NO. On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0541 H Approving transfer of $35,000 for emergency replacement 
and repairs of transmission line crossing Don Pedro 
Reservoir 

Vote: Ayes -Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0542 H Approving acquisition of easement required for power 
line installation - $300 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 
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On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0543 H Approving modification No. 1 under HH Contract No. 568 

providing funds for canopy at Moccasin Vehicle Refueling 
Station - debit amount of $332 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Pilcher, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0544 W Approving reduction in $1,000,000 insurance requirements 
on certain revenue producing land use permits and leases 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Byrne, Pilcher 
No -Flynn 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-054 5 W Approving write-off uncollectible accounts - $6,942.57 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0546 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
to construct new suburban facilities - $2,937,000 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0547 W Approving supplemental appropriation providing funds 
for two litigated and on non-litigated claim - 
$140,480.03 

Votes Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0548 M Approving award of MR Contract No. 625 to Abbett 

Electric Corporation of S.F. for miscellaneous track 
work and control installation - $217,535 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0549 M Approving completion of MR Contract No. 615 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of McCrea, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0550 M Approving completion of MR Contract No. 634 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 



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On motion of Pilcher, seconded by McCrea, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0551 M Approving modification No. 12 providing for additional 
work under MR Contract No. 588 - $39,558 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0552 M Approving contract change agreement No. 16 under MR 
Contract No. 617 for various alterations - $8,927 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0553 M Approving travel expense voucher of $1,012.78 to Marcius 
0. Cole with condition that that amount be withheld from 
future payment to Flyer Industries 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Flynn, seconded by Byrne, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0554 M Approving proposed Charter amendment for June ballot for 
purpose of permitting new turnaround facility for LRVs 
and its forwarding to the Board of Supervisors 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

On motion of Pilcher, seconded by Flynn, the 
following resolution was adopted: 

77-0540 M Approving drawing of warrants in settlement of claims 
against Railway - $42,400 

Vote: Ayes-Henning, McCrea, Flynn, Byrne, Pilcher 

Copies of the above resolutions are on file in the office of the 
Secretary of the Public Utilities Commission. 



REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER - Mr. John B. Wentz 

Rainfall Report 

Mr. Wentz stated that Mr. Kenneth R. Boyd, General Manager, Water 
Department, reported that during the past 96 hours reservoirs on 
Water Department watersheds have received an input of 223 million 
gallons, which brings the total from mid-December to 881 million 
gallons or about a 5-day supply to the system. 

Mr. Oral L. Moore, General Manager, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, 
reports that precipitation in the Hetch Hetchy and Cherry areas in 
the Sierra is at 130 percent of normal for the season to date. 

Mr. Wentz said these figures are encouraging, but the mandatory 
rationing program should continue. 

Conservation Task Force Technical Committee 

The Technical Committee of the Conservation Task Force held a kick- 
off meeting on December 15, 1977. The Technical Committee has been 



organized into sub-committees , and it is anticipated that gains will 
be made under the leadership of Patrick J. Phillips and Robert 
Vasconcellos . 

LRV Task Force 

The Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors has put over until 
December 28, 1977, the grant application for the LRV Task Force. 
The Advisory Board of Control for the LRV Program will meet December 
28, 1977, at 8:00 a.m. 

Title II Program 

The Title II Program for the Municipal Railway was approved by the 
Board of Supervisors at a first reading on December 19, 1977. The 
second reading is scheduled for December 27, 1977. 

Municipal Railway Birthday 

December 28, 1977, will be Muni's 65th birthday, and Mayor Moscone 
has been invited to cut Muni's birthday cake at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Presidio Division. Mr. Wentz extended an invitation to the Commis- 
sion to attend. 



Resolution 77-0541 — Approving transfer of the sum of $35,000 for 
emergency replacement and repairs of the transmission line crossing 
Don Pedro Reservoir. 

Mr. Wentz stated replacement and repairs can be accomplished in one 
3-day weekend, and it is hoped to accomplish the work the weekend 
of nooember 31, 1977 - January 2, 1978. 



Resolution 77-0544 — Requesting reduction in insurance requirements 
of $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit, Bodily Injury and Property 
Damage, for certain revenue producing land use permits and leases? 
and continuation of exemption of certain classes of land use permits 
from such insurance requirements. (Deferred from meeting of 
December 13, 1977) 

Mr. Boyd explained that the requirement for $1 million coverage has 
placed the Department in a position in which leases and permits 
have had to be canceled because the permittee or lessee was unable to 
obtain $1 million coverage. He stated there will be more lessees and 
permittees who will be unable to obtain $1 million coverage at 
renewal time. The resolution now states that any reduction below 
$1 million will require separate action in each case by the 
Commission. 

Mr. Wentz pointed out that the City itself is at present not totally 
insured, and is unable to obtain insurance. He said Mayor Moscone 
has appointed a committee to cope with the situation. 

Following further discussion among Commission, staff and Mr. George 
E. Baglin, Utilities General Counsel, Commissioner H. Welton Flynn 
stated that every contract which comes out of the Mayor's Office for 
the Model Cities Program must have $1 million coverage. 

j 
Commissioner Claire C. Pilcher stated she knows of a contractor who 
obtained a waiver of the $1 million coverage on a $10,000 project. 
She said exceptions are made, and that is what this resolution is 
about. 

On motion of Commissioner McCrea, seconded by Commissioner Pilcher, 
Resolution 77-0544 was adopted. Commissioner Flynn voted "no." 
All other Commissioners voted "aye." 



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Resolution 7 7-0547 — Approving supplemental appropriation, amount 
$140,480.03, to provide funds for settlement of two litigated claims 
and one non-litigated claim against the San Francisco Water Depart- 
ment. 

Commissioner Pilcher noted that one of the litigated claims was for 
personal injury due to a depression in the street resulting from a 
Water Department excavation for a main connection which was not 
properly paved due to no paving being ordered. She stated that pre- 
ventive maintenance would save money. 

Mr. Boyd said the Department makes every effort possible. He stated 
there was a conglomeration of pot holes at First and Market Streets 
where the accident occurred, not all of which were due to lack of 
proper paving on the part of the Water Department. He pointed out, 
however, that the Department's contracts for paving make the con- 
tractor responsible for liability 24 hours after receipt of the 
signed contract. 



Item 17 — Awarding MR Contract No. 635, in he amount of $172,200 to 
Fentron Highway Products, Inc. of Seattle, Washington, for Passenger 
Waiting Shelters, Phase II. (Transit Improvement Program) 

President Henning instructed that this item be put over for two weeks 
to determine if the Transit Improvement Program is being integrated 
with the desires of the administration regarding the Muni shelter 
program. 



Resolution 77-0551 — Requesting the San Francisco Municipal Railway 
Improvement Corporation to approve and execute contract modification 
No. 12 in the debit amount of $39,558 for additional work under MR 
Contract No. 588 - Subway Signal System. (Transit Improvement Pro- 
gram) 

Mr. Maurice Klebolt, President, CAP- trans, asked what this item 
represents. Mr. Thomas A. Mullaney, Senior Civil Engineer, Municipal 
Railway, explained there are four items involved, and that he would 
explain them in great detail to Mr. Klebolt whenever he wished. He 
said the PCC cars and the LRVs would not operate on separate signal 
systems in Twin Peaks Tunnel. 



Resolution 77-0552 — Approving Contract Change Agreement No. 16 in the 
debit amount of $8,927 to provide for various alterations in the work 
under MR Contract No. 617 - Motor Coach Storage and Maintenance 
Facilities, Phase II - and requesting the San Francisco Municipal 
Railway Improvement Corporation to approve and execute said change 
agreement. (Transit Improvement Program) 

Commissioner McCrea asked what recourse the City has for these design 
errors. 

Mr. George Duarte, Acting General Manager, Municipal Railway, replied 
that the City has recourse to the contractor for these errors in 
design and the record is being made. 



Resolution 77-0553 — Approving travel expense voucher in the amount of 
$1,012.78 covering expenses for Marcius O. Cole incurred in his trip 
to Winnipeg, Canada, to inspect the manufacture of two electric 
trolley coaches during period November 13-24, 1977. 

Mr. Wentz reported that Muni purchased 345 electric trolley coaches 
from Flyer Industries of Winnipeg, Canada. On the way to 



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San Francisco two of these coaches were wrecked, and had to be 
rebuilt. These coaches have been constructed and are in transit. 
Mr. Cole, Electrical Transit Shop Foreman, Municipal Railway, went 
to the plant to inspect the final manufacture of the two remaining 
coaches . 

President Henning said he would vote for payment of this voucher on 
condition that a claim for this amount is made against the manufac- 
turer as part of the overall settlement. Commissioner Pilcher said 
she would be in favor of payment to Mr. Cole if the amount were with- 
held from payment to the manufacturer. 

On motion of Commissioner Pilcher, seconded by Commissioner Flynn, 
the Commission unanimously adopted this resolution on condition that 
$1,012.78 is withheld from payment to the manufacturer. 



Resolution 77-0554 — Consideration of request to the Board of Super- 
visors to submit a Charter amendment to the electorate on the June 
ballot for the purpose of permitting construction of the new turn- 
around facility for LRVs beneath M. Justin Herman Plaza. (Transit 
Improvement Program) 

Responding to a question from President Henning, Mr. George E. Baglin, 
Utilities General Counsel, stated that the Charter prohibits con- 
struction of buildings or structures on lands under the control of 
the Recreation and Park Commission, except for recreational purposes. 

Ms. Romaine A. Smith, Secretary to the Commission, distributed to the 
Commissioners a draft of proposed Charter amendment, subject to later 
modification. 

Mr. Wentz pointed out that it will be necessary to have a member of 
the Board of Supervisors submit the proposed Charter amendment at the 
Board meeting of January 3, 1978, in order to meet the deadline for 
the June election. 

President Henning stated he would favor adopting the resolution with 
the qualification that staff pursue alternative means of authorizing 
this construction. 

On motion of Commissioner Flynn, seconded by Commissioner Byrne, the 
resolution was unanimously adopted by the Commission. 



Commissioner Pilcher reported that she has been observing the Muni 
operators' training program, and highly recommends it. She said it 
is most informative, and the level of instruction is excellent. The 
attitude of the trainees is enthusiastic. In spite of equipment 
shortage and the lack of middle management, the instructors are doing 
a good job. The drivers must prepare their own schedules on some 
runs, and she said this almost requires a PhD in physics and higher 
mathematics, which is asking a lot of sophistication of these drivers. 
She said there were some small complaints, such as wanting more 
breaks, which is understandable, after sitting from 7:30 a.m. to 
11:30 a.m. with one break for coffee. She said that by and large the 
program is outstanding. 

President Henning complimented Commissioner Pilcher for taking time 
from her law practice to acquaint herself with the program. 



President Henning reminded everyone there will be budget review 
sessions open to the public December 29 and 30 beginning at 2:00 p.m, 
in Room 228. He said copies of the budget are available for review 
in the PUC General Office. 

THEREUPON THE MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:05 p.m. 

Romaine A. Smith 
Secretary